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Buxus balearica

Balearic box

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Features

  • Height1m to 6m
  • Spread1.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Buxus balearica (Balearic box). This evergreen shrub or small tree and can grow up to 6m. The leaves are rather thick and about 25-35mm long they are oblong or wedge-shaped and bright green.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Box

Origin

Spain, Sardinia

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil with partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in a cold frame in the autumn or by root semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites and box suckers.

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