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Buxus wallichiana

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height2m to 5m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green

Description

Buxus wallichiana (Box). This evergreen species of box that can grow into a small tree about 8m tall. The leaves are longer than those of the other cultivated boxes about 35-60mm, and glossy bright green.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Himalayan box

Origin

N.W.Himalayas

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and habit and is excellent for edging, hedging and topiary work.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, 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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