Little Missy Boxwood

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Compact Low-Growing Little Missy Boxwood

  • Dense Dark Green Foliage
  • Low Rounded Growing Habit
  • Rarely Needs Pruning
  • Excellent Boxwood Blight Resistance
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Adds Winter Interest To Gardens
  • Easy to Care For
  • Deer Seem to Avoid Munching
  • Use in Formal Hedges
  • Creates Texture in Flower Beds

Calling all Boxwood lovers! We have an extra special variety that'll take your collection to the next level. Little Missy Boxwood (Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy') very well could be what your garden has been missing.

Gone are the days of less than full hedges. This broad-leaved evergreen has smaller leaves that grow tightly packed together. Often, new growth will flush chartreuse before settling into its deep green color.

This low growing, low maintenance shrub is revered by growers across the country for its exceptional resistance to common Boxwood diseases!

Little Missy has a compact mounding habit that makes it perfect for your low to the ground informal hedges.

Use them in places where other shrubs might be munched on by deer. These seem to be left alone for the most part by our four-legged grazing friends.

Like other evergreens, the dark green foliage will keep its pleasing coloration throughout winter. Giving gardens additional interest in the colder months while the rest of the plants are sleeping.

During the summer, it'll be visited by its fair share of beneficial pollinators who dig the plant's small yellow flowers.

Create the garden aesthetic you've been dreaming about with Little Missy Boxwood. Order yours today!

How to Use Little Missy Boxwood in the Landscape

There are some who think Boxwoods are boring. We're here to set the record straight, they absolutely aren't!

Use a row of these evergreens in a line at the front of your property. They'll do a great job of marking where your yard starts without impeding any of the gorgeous landscape behind.

Add one or two interspersed in your rose garden to create texture. The dense green foliage will make the rose blossoms pop that much more!

Sometimes gardens can be visited by unwanted, hungry, wildlife. Use a row of these Boxwoods to keep the curious deer looking elsewhere besides your pretty garden.

Plant near the sides of your house to soften the edge where house means dirt. They make a stand-up foundation plant.

Since it keeps its green foliage all year long, consider planting it in parts of the garden that could use some interest in the winter.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plants this easy to take care of are hard to come by. Simply make sure you find a nice sunny spot where it can take in the rays all day long. It'll also do just fine in part shade as well.

Like most plants, you'll want to make sure it has well drained soil. Perpetually soggy soil makes for a crabby plant indeed! You can improve your drainage if needed by adding some native soil on top of the area you want to plant and then install the plants on top of the bermed up area if you like.

We suggest adding a layer of mulch around the base of your Boxwood. They love the even moisture and protection against the summer heat it provides. Plus its foliage contrasts beautifully with any color.

Due to its exceptional breeding, Little Missy is quite resistant to Boxwood blight and rarely needs to be pruned.

Add a dash of prim and proper to your garden with a low informal hedge using Little Missy Boxwood. Order yours from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Little Missy Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
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