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Commonly known as Christmas box, Sweet box
Christmas box grown for its scent rather than the close-clipped hedges and topiary of Buxus though will make a low, informal hedge.
Tolerant of neglect, a fine plant with glossy leaves for a dull, shady part of the garden.
Genus of 11 species of monoecious, evergreen shrubs found in moist, shady places, forests and thickets from China to the Himalayas and southeastern Asia.
Evergreen - monoecious, evergreen shrubs
Partial shade - shelter from cold winds
Additional Features - Good to know - tolerates atmospheric pollution, dry shade and neglect.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - China to Himalayas, southeastern Asia
Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers - except S. saligna
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile but humus rich
Wildlife - Bee friendly