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Buxus sempervirens ‘Aureomarginata’

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Features

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

Description

Buxus sempervirens ‘Aureomarginata’ (Box). This variety has yellow-margined, dark-green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

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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