Boxwood Bonsai Tree



Welcome to out Boxwood Bonsai tree information!

If you have decided to research the Boxwood because you think you may like to grow a first Bonsai, or simply add one to your growing collection, you have come to the right place!

In starting, you have to know that the Boxwood is an excellent Bonsai species that is perfect for beginners!

Now for a bit of background information..........

The Boxwood is an evergreen outdoor native of Europe and Asia and is a hedgy, dense shrub. They are very distinctive in appearance, and even in smell! Often the Boxwood Bonsai tree is mistaken for a Juniper, but they do grow differently and have some major aesthetic variances...

Little trivia for you...... The Boxwood is one of the only woods that is heavier than water!

Boxwood Bonsai trees are very hardy and easy to care for, but, beware! Boxwood foliage can be poisonous to animals so keep your pets away!

A few variants in species for you......

• Morris Midget (Buxus microphylla)

• English Box (Buxus sempervirens)

• Japanese Box (Buxus microphylla)

• Harland Box (Buxus harlandii)

• Korean Box (Buxus microphylla)

• Dwarf Box (Buxus microphylla)

All variants are easy to care for.......

Before continuing, have you checked out our extensive guides?

Click here for our Care Guides!

Click here for our 'How To' Guides!

Click here for Bonsai knowledge!

Now, onto the good stuff!!!!

Soil, Lighting & Watering

• Use a well drained Bonsai soil mix. Use grit

• Your Boxwood Bonsai tree will not react well to acidic soil so incorporate a little limestone into your soil mix. Limestone will keep acids at bay

• Boxwoods are not particularly fussy trees and will survive in a multitude of environments

• Boxwoods easily handle shade and sun, but, as with most Bonsai, avoid extremes

• You can grow them no matter where you live!

• Maintain a daily watering regime. Do not allow the soil to remain wet for extended periods of time - Boxwoods hate this!

• Allow the soil to dry between waterings

• In Winter, water your Boxwood once every 2 days


• During Spring and Summer feed your tree once-fortnightly

• Use general Bonsai fertiliser


• The optimum time to repot your Boxwood Bonsai tree is in the first month of Spring, or the end of Summer, depending on your desired outcome

• Repotting in early Spring will promote root health during the growth season, whereas the end of Summer will prepare the roots for Winter. as we have said before, Bonsai is largely up to you. We can give you the know-how, but, we can't tell you how your Bonsai should look. 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'...........

Pruning & Wiring

Prune your Boxwood Bonsai tree throughout the growing season

Pinch new growth when it occurs and make sure you stay on top of it! You cannot maintain good tree shape without vigilant pruning!

• You can wire your Boxwood at any time of the year! They have thick, hardy branches that are much more tolerant of wiring than many other species of Bonsai!

• Boxwoods look great when wired in an Informal Upright style

Leave Boxwood Bonsai Tree Information and head back to our Bonsai Trees Guide!