Beautiful Outdoor Japanese Shrubs For The Gardens
Japanese shrubs are often used to add a distinct note to a landscape or garden. Japanese shrubs are a set of shrubs native to Japan that are used in gardens and landscapes throughout world. Although most of these shrubs are not related to one another, they are all used in a traditional style of gardening inspired by Japanese gardeners that emphasizes form, balance, and simplicity. The most common types of Japanese shrubs include the Japanese boxwood shrub, the Japanese willow shrub, and the Japanese holly shrub. Gardeners often pay close attention to detail in the care of a Japanese shrub so that it retains the formal look found in a Japanese garden.
The Japanese boxwood shrubs, Buxus microphylla japonica, are popular Japanese shrubs that are used extensively for formal hedges along sidewalks or gardens. Japanese boxwoods are a fairly tolerant shrub that can be used in wide variety of settings. They can thrive in either sandy or gravely soil, and grow well in either dry or moist soil. This Japanese shrub grows best in full sun to partial shade, but can be grown in full shade if properly cared for. Most gardeners prune their Japanese boxwoods extensively to manage the formal borders that boxwoods create so well.