B. microphylla  ‘Compacta’

B. microphylla  ‘Compacta’

B. microphylla ‘Compacta’

B. microphylla ‘Compacta’ is a miniature boxwood that is usually planted as a bonsai plant or part of a rock garden. B. microphylla ‘Compacta’ grows extremely slow and may only grow to 8 to 10 inches tall in 15 years! B. microphylla ‘Compacta’ are highly regarded prized boxwood bonsais. The foliage is dense oblong shaped, evergreen with light green leaves and can only grow up to 0.5 to 1 feet tall and 0.5 to 1 feet wide. B. microphylla ‘Compacta’ is winter hardy to USDA Zones 6-9. It grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It should be planted in a location away from strong winds. According to the American Society of Boxwoods, B. microphylla ‘Compacta’ is one of the more frequently found boxwoods in the United States.

When to Prune B. microphylla ‘Compacta’s?

B. microphylla ‘Compacta’s should be pruned once a year. However, pay attention to when the last spring frost date is. Prune after the last spring frost.Do not prune too early in the Spring because tender offshoots that grows will be killed by the late spring frost.

What Can I do to Help Improve Air Circulation of B. microphylla ‘Compacta’s?

Every year, improve the air circulation of B. microphylla ‘Compacta’s by thinning plants and remove dead or damaged branches.

How Big Does B. microphylla ‘Compacta’ Get?

B. microphylla ‘Compacta’s are miniature boxwoods growing to 0.5 to 1 feet tall and 0.5 to 1 feet wide. It is an extremely slow growing boxwood variety and have been know to only grow 8 to 10 inches in 15 years!

Can I Grow B. microphylla ‘Compacta’ in Shade?

B. microphylla ‘Compacta’s can grow in almost full shade condition however, the boxwood will not grow robustly and foliage will come in sparsely. It grows best in full sun to part shade condition planted in well-drained soil.

What Kind of Soil Condition is ideal for B. microphylla ‘Compacta’?

B. microphylla ‘Compacta’s grow best in well-drained soil.

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