Buxus sempervirens

Common Boxwood, American Boxwood

Often shaped into topiary and hedging, it takes hard trimming and grows slowly. Dwarf forms have long been popular to edge walks and flowerbeds. The small leathery leaves have a musky odor, which keeps animals from eating the foliage. Flowers are inconspicuous. Plant in well-drained soil. Protect from sun and wind in cold winter climates. Do not disturb or bury the shallow roots. Prone to leaf miner and canker in the eastern United States.
Buxus sempervirens, Common Boxwood, American Boxwood
Its many varieties range from upright to spreading forms with solid green to variegated fine-textured leaves. The well-known dwarf form is called 'Suffruticosa'.

Attributes - Buxus sempervirens

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 3 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance, Poisonous. Susceptible to Root Rot, Spider Mites.

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