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RP Seeds Buxus microphylla - Chinese Boxwood

Buxus microphylla sinica (Chinese Boxwood) seeds


Dwarf, evergreen shrub, native to China & Japan, perfect for hedging, training into balls and pyramids, topiary and Bonsai.  The tiny, dark green leaves are highly scented especially when wet.  Chinese Boxwood has a finer texture and a more symmetrical and rounded habit than Common Box.  Easy to train into any shape, simply trim once a year in summer.

Hardy Shrub
Height: to 1m, Spread: 1.5m, but easy trim to any size or shape
Position: Any except very wet or windy

Packet of 50 seeds



 Pre-Sowing Instructions: Soak the seeds for 24 hours.

Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Sow in pots or trays in a moist, peat-based seed compost mixed 50:50 with vermiculite or perlite and just cover the seeds with sieved compost. Seal in a polythene bag and place in the fridge or other cold place between 2-5C for 6 weeks. Keep checking to make sure the compost doesn’t dry out and for any seeds which have germinated.

Move to a propagator or shaded windowsill and maintain an optimum temperature of 15-20C. Germination can be slow and erratic but should occur after 3-6 weeks. As the seedlings emerge, gradually increase ventilation by opening the bag or propagator vents.

Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on in cooler conditions with plenty of light, but shaded from direct sun, repotting as necessary and keep the compost just moist at all times.

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