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Common Boxwood, English Boxwood


Buxus are grown for their small, neat, leathery leaves and dense long-lived growth habits. This tough, bushy, rounded shrub has oval to oblong, glossy, dark green leaves with notched tips. B. sempervirens can grow taller than B. microphylla japonica. Boxwoods are easy to grow and withstand regular close clipping making them ideal for topiary, formal hedges and mazes.

Buxus sempervirens Globe

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Leaf tip is notched.

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf length : 1 1/4"

Leaf shape : Oval to oblong

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Inconspicuous.

Flower shape : Star-shaped

Flower color : Green

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 15-20 ft.

Average size maturity height : 15-20 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F( Z6a)

Sunset zone : 3b-6, 15-17

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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