Buxus koreana 'Sunburst'

Korean Boxwood

Plant Type:


Buxus koreana ‘Sunburst’ (syn. B. sinica var. insularis) – 'Sunburst' is a new variegated broadleaf evergreen boxwood sporting beautiful green leaves with a golden edging. B. koreana exhibits great hardiness. Fertile draining soil on the neutral to acid side of the Ph spectrum in part sun, afternoon shade. Organic mulches are very beneficial. The habit of this most handsome plant appears to be upright and mounding. Cutting grown.


30 in


30 in

Characteristics and Attributes for Buxus koreana 'Sunburst'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Rock Garden
  • Formal Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Border
  • Shrub Border
  • Foliage
  • Knot Garden
  • Hedge
  • Edging
  • Foundation
  • Bonsai Candidate
  • Evergreen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Organic
  • Moist
  • Acid


  • Garden Origin

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)