Common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Buxus sempervirens Accepted
Buxus sempervirens subsp. hyrcana Synonym
Buxus colchica Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: depends on pruning or not: 20 cm - 200 cm
Plant Spread: depends on pruning or not: 15cm -100 cm
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: leaves can be used in Christmas arrangements
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Days to germinate: irregular, can take up to 7 months
Depth to plant seed: 0.5 cm
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Flies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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September 1, 2012

The Chelsea Flower Show is an eagerly awaited event after our long winter. It is the first time everyone gets together and can see the new plants as well as creations of sculptors and artists. A lot of gardeners use it as a social event, or to order sensational plants for the coming season in whatever variety interests them. On the final day a lot of the plants are sold off and London is awash with a sea of plants. It is a truly amazing sight!

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