Scientific Name: Buxus sempervirens Form: Round
Common Name:common boxwood Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:BuxaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Flowering cut plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Green-yellow, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Green, Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil: Alkaline, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Floristry, Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Rock garden, Sheared hedge, Topiary
Key ID Features:Leaves mostly < 2cm and with a notched tip, waxy, strong 'burnt hair' odour when crushed, new growth stems felty; flowers pale yellow in axillary clusters, April-May. Winter ID: leaves turn bronze in cold weather.