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Buxus sempervirens ‘Handsworthensis’

Boxwood

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height1.5m to 5m
  • Spread1.5m to 5m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow white
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades and green

Description

Buxus sempervirens ‘Handsworthensis’ (Boxwood). This is a vigorous, bushy, evergreen, upright shrub or small tree, with broad, deep green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Box

Origin

Southern Europe, Northern Africa, Western Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, edging, border, hedging, container

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell 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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