Buxus microphylla ‘Golden Triumph’


  • Botanical name: Buxus microphylla 'Golden Triumph'
  • Common name: Box
  • Family: Buxaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
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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 ‘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.


How to grow Buxus 'Golden Triumph'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

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Buxus 'Golden Triumph' and wildlife

Buxus 'Golden Triumph' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Buxus 'Golden Triumph' poisonous?

Buxus 'Golden Triumph' can be toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

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No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People