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Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy' (Small-leaved box 'Little Missy')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy'

Other names

Small-leaved box 'Little Missy'

Genus

Buxus Buxus

Variety or Cultivar

'Little Missy' _ 'Little Missy' is a compact, rounded to mound-forming, evergreen shrub with small, ovate, dark green leaves, bright green when young, and insignificant, greenish-white flowers in spring.


Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause stomach upset. Contact may cause skin irritation.

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Box sucker , Mussel scale , Red spider mite (box and other) Box sucker , Mussel scale , Red spider mite (box and other)

Box blights , Leaf spot Box blights , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

As an informal hedge, box requires little pruning. Formal hedges and topiary can be cut back hard when young to encourage bushy growth and then trimmed in late spring and late summer each year.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy' (Small-leaved box 'Little Missy') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Garden edging, Hedging/Screens, Instant, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil, ideally in partial shade. Avoid scorch from sun and strong winds. If using for topiary or hedging, plant young plants just below the nursery soil mark to encourage growth from the base.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Plant alone in pots or in groups.

Botanical name

Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy'

Other names

Small-leaved box 'Little Missy'

Genus

Buxus Buxus

Variety or Cultivar

'Little Missy' _ 'Little Missy' is a compact, rounded to mound-forming, evergreen shrub with small, ovate, dark green leaves, bright green when young, and insignificant, greenish-white flowers in spring.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause stomach upset. Contact may cause skin irritation.


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Box sucker , Mussel scale , Red spider mite (box and other)

Specific diseases

Box blights , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

As an informal hedge, box requires little pruning. Formal hedges and topiary can be cut back hard when young to encourage bushy growth and then trimmed in late spring and late summer each year.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy' (Small-leaved box 'Little Missy') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Garden edging, Hedging/Screens, Instant, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil, ideally in partial shade. Avoid scorch from sun and strong winds. If using for topiary or hedging, plant young plants just below the nursery soil mark to encourage growth from the base.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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COMPANION PLANTS

Plant alone in pots or in groups.


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