PlantsBuxus→Common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Common Boxwood
Give a thumbs up American Boxwood
Give a thumbs up European Boxwood
Give a thumbs up Box
Give a thumbs up Boxwood

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
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
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


The Chelsea Flower Show 2012 (Part 2)The Chelsea Flower Show 2012 (Part 2)
By NEILMUIR1 on 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!

(Full article45 comments)
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Plant Events from our members
srinehart On May 26, 2018 Obtained plant
Purchased at Hamlet Farms, Sheridan, NY
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Could someone please ID these small bushes by idreos Aug 12, 2020 4:11 PM 2
Time to post variegated, gold, purple, spotted all colors of the rainbow foliage by bumplbea Oct 25, 2020 7:59 AM 249
What plant is this? by Jabur May 16, 2020 2:26 AM 3
Please help me identify this bush... by tatehelms Apr 19, 2020 3:54 PM 4
What are these and are they dead? by Ilovehal Apr 3, 2020 8:11 PM 8
What is the name of this beautiful tree? by Annadrm Nov 2, 2019 4:35 AM 2
Buxus sempervirens Monrey by Frillylily Sep 28, 2019 10:02 PM 4
Appropriate Tree for a Pot by Altheus Apr 20, 2019 5:42 AM 3
Boxwood by Magpie13 May 4, 2018 1:47 PM 0
Merry Christmas to All - 2016 by RickM Jan 3, 2017 9:07 PM 43

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by lauriemorningglory and is called "Fuzzy Spheres"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.