(B. microphylla japonica)
The round-tipped, glossy, dark green leaves may take on a bronze cast in cold winters when exposed to southwestern sun. It tolerates heat, humidity, and nematodes, making it the best boxwood for the Coastal South, though it does well throughout the South.
Best for medium hedges: 'Green Beauty' responds well to pruning and is a versatile plant.
Best for foundations: 'Jim Stauffer' is a strong foundation plant. It has a vigorous habit, is cold hardy, and can also be clipped into a formal parterre. 'Jim Stauffer' has fewer leaf miner problems than 'Green Beauty.'