|Mycrophylla Variegata is a neat, attractive plant. The leaves are small, very glossy, leathery, and dark green, splashed with white. Although it seems like a great, inexpensive, edging boxwood substitute for the formal garden because of its heat, drought, and soil tolerance, pest and disease problems seem to damper the possibilities. Watch for scale, thrips, or spider mites, as well as powdery mildew, where air is stagnant and humid. To lessen these effects locate plants in full sun.