Buxus microphylla ‘Little Missy’

(Little Missy Boxwood)

Size Price
5-GALLON $79.99
2-GALLON $39.99

Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

The Buxus microphylla cultivars are much more resistant to the effects of boxwood blight, and ‘Little Missy’, with it’s compact mounding habit and diminutive size works well where small Boxwoods are needed.  The leaves are lustrous dark green and tolerate sun well.  Buxus ‘Little Missy’ does well with trimming, so it can be used to make knot gardens and short formal hedges.



Best grown in evenly moist, well-drained loams (e.g., sand-clay mixture) in full sun to part shade. Plants will grow well in a variety of part shade situations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun. Plants can grow in close to full shade, but typically are less vigorous and more open with decreased foliage density. When grown in full sun, plant foliage is more likely to scorch, bronze in winter or suffer from mite attacks. Plants prefer soils with a pH of slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. Plants are generally tolerant of pruning and shearing. Pruning should never be done prior to the last spring frost date. Pruning too early in spring often promotes tender new growth that may be damaged or killed by a late spring frost. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good organic (e.g., bark or compost) mulch (1-2”). Thin plants and remove dead/damaged branches annually to improve air circulation. Boxwood is best sited in locations sheltered from strong winds, with, if possible, some protection from full winter sun.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Little Missy Boxwood

Botanical Name

Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy'

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun





Water Needs




Foliage Color


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