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Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’

Boxwood

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.5m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow white
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ (Boxwood). This is a good dwarf box variety.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Box

Origin

Southern Europe, Northern Africa, Western Asia

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Trim back in early summer, and in autumn if needed.

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