Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget'

Korean Boxwood

Plant Type:


Buxus microphylla var. japonica ‘Morris Midget’ – This is a beautiful evergreen boxwood densely cloaked in green mouse-ear shaped leaves about .33” long and wide barely notched at the apex of the central vein. ‘Morris Midget’ would be nicely used as a repeated foreground foundation plant before and between larger border shrubs, an excellent knot garden candidate, rock garden, miniature railroad garden, a companion to dwarf conifers and an edging plant. It takes well to clipping as do all boxwoods. Protect in the north from winter winds. Also, we have found the beautiful foliage remains greener and more attractive in some winter shade. Fertile draining soil on the neutral to acid side of the Ph spectrum in part sun, afternoon shade. 'Morris Midget' may grow 12 inches high by 18 inches wide in 10 years. Organic mulches are very beneficial. Cutting grown.


12 in


18 in
Item Description Price  
BUXMIMOM Buxus microphylla 'Morris Midget' (true 5-inch Squat Square) $24.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Railroad Garden
  • Formal Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Border
  • Shrub Border
  • Edging
  • Foundation
  • Trough
  • Hedge
  • Evergreen
  • Rock Garden
  • Knot Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Organic
  • Acid


  • Asia

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Buxus

The Boxwoods are a very useful group of broadleaf evergreen shrubs having, depending upon ultimate size, many landscape applications. They prefer fertile soils on the acid side of the Ph spectrum. Boxwoods tend to be shallow-rooted and benefit from organic mulches. Most can be grown in full sun conditions but are happier in part shade. The smaller growing Korean Boxwoods, Buxus microphylla, seem to hold their foliage color better in part winter shade. The English Boxwoods, B. sempervirens, are the larger growing members of the clan and benefit from wind protection especially in winter. All of the following offerings are cutting grown. (Spring Only)