Buxus sempervirens

Botanical Name: Buxus sempervirens

Phonetic: Bucks-uss sem-per-VYE-renz

Common Name(s): English Boxwood/Common Boxwood

Family: Buxaceae
Origin: Southern Europe, western Asia, northern Africa
Plant Type: Broadleaf
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, elliptic to oval to oblong, opposite, smooth-margined
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Pungent dark glossy green above with a withe stipe on the mid-vein below, yellowish-green below
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): Greenish-cream, insignificant

Exposure:Full sun to part shade
USDA: 5-8
Climate Zone(s): 3,7,8,9,14-24
Growth Rate: Slow               
Height: 5-15 Feet
Spread: 5-15 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Bronzing in winter winds and sun, boxwood leaf miner, boxwood mite, boxwood psyllid, nematodes (in the South)
Soil: Evenly moist, well-drained loams

Features: Broad-rounded shrub, can be grown as a tree
Uses: Hedge, specimen, accent, mass, formal hedge, topiary, foundations, bonsai

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