Hi, my name is Lori Young. Today we're talking about Japanese Boxwoods. The scientific name, Buxus microphylla japonica, common name Little Leaf Boxwood. This plant is very popular throughout the United States, and it is cold hardy to USDA zone five, so it can be grown throughout most of the US and it is very versatile. And you can use it to create a hedge, mound shapes and topiary, you can shape it into animal shapes and you can also grow it in containers. That lends to the plant's popularity, it?s been gown for hundreds of years in the United States. The Japanese Boxwood.