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Buxus sempervirens

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread2m to 5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourYellow white
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades and green

Description

Buxus sempervirens (Box). This species is grown for its dark green dense foliage. It is a good species for a formal garden but it is a slow-growing shrub; it can eventually reach a height of 5m.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Common box, Dudeon

Origin

S.Europe, N.Africa, Western Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, edging, border, hedging, container, banks, specimen. Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It will prefer a warm climate though the roots like to be kept cool with a generous mulching. You might need to protect in the winter to keep the leaves from browning due to the cold. Should prune back hard in winter or early spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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