Buxus microphylla 'Golden Triumph'

Buxus microphylla 'Golden Triumph'

Box

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Buxus microphylla 'Golden Triumph'
  • Common name: Box
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 90cm

Spread: 1.2m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colours:
  • Green
  • Golden
  • Features: Colourful new growth

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Unlike the common box, which is native to the British Isles, Buxus microphylla is an Asian species that comes in many different forms, each with varying abilities to tolerate frost. Buxus microphylla â€˜Golden Triumph’ is one of the hardier cultivars, with slow growing, smaller leaves. New foliage is yellow, maturing to a yellowish green two-tone. It can be grown in full or part sun and enjoys moist, yet well drained soil.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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