Known as Japanese boxwood, this is a compact evergreen shrub with lighter green leaves. The resistance to heat, alkaline soils as well as diseases and insects justifies their popularity. In extremely cold winters, boxwoods may suffer leaf burn but will recover quickly. Trim and shape them after the threat of a hard freeze has passed.

Microphylla koreana 'Wintergreen' is a form of boxwood that has darker green foliage and also does well in Parker County.