Faster growing, more heat tolerant than other Buxus. Leaves are a good bright green. Very dense growth too, so ideal for neat hedging and topiary if that's your thing. The third image shows the leaf difference between Faulkner (L) and microphylla Japanese box (R).
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium evergreen shrub with green glossy round leaves and dense foliage. Establishes quickly, faster growing than other Buxus. Classic hedge for that formal look. Good heat tolerance USE IN: Ideal for hedging and screening in the garden. Great used in formal gardens and containers. LOCATION: Plant in well drained soil in a sunny position in the garden. Tolerates most soil types except acidic. CARE: Mulch and water well when planting. Continue to water regularly for the first 12 weeks or until the plant is established. Fertilise during Spring and prune as required to maintain form. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.5m - 2m H x 0.5m - 1m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide