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.
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.