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Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips'

Grace Hendrick Phillips Boxwood

‘Grace Hendrick Phillips’ mounds and spreads very much like some of the dwarf Japanese hollies. The growth rate is slow enough that it does not outgrow the landscape but fast enough to be used as a primary plant in many landscapes. Be patient in the spring, as new growth appears slightly later than most boxwood. New foliage is light green and matures to a darker green. Deer resistant.

  • »  Slow growth rate; 0.75"-1.5" per year


  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:6-8
  • Height:1 Feet
  • Spread:2 Feet

Additional Information about Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips'

‘Grace Hendrick Phillips’ mounds and spreads very much like some of the dwarf Japanese hollies. The growth rate is slow enough that it does not outgrow the landscape but fast enough to be used as a primary plant in many landscapes. Be patient in the spring, as new growth appears slightly later than most boxwood. New foliage is light green and matures to a darker green. Deer resistant.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips'

‘Grace H. Phillips’ requires little to no pruning, except when used in edging, parterre, or knot garden. If pruning is necessary, use hand pruners or shears. Occasional sports occur on this plant and they should be removed. Some thinning in late winter or early spring will help reduce disease incidence.

‘Grace H. Phillips’ is very resistant to boxwood leafminer but somewhat susceptible to boxwood blight. It has few pest or disease issues when planted and cared for properly.

Interesting Notes about Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips'

Comments: This boxwood was highly rated in the National Boxwood Trials. Its spreading habit is very appealing. We have even seen mature plants cascading in a rock garden or spreading like a groundcover.

Uses: Small specimen, low hedge, foundation plant, edging, parterre or knot garden

Substitutes: ‘Morris Dwarf’, ‘Green Pillow’, ‘Morris Midget’