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Commonly known as Box, Boxwood
Genus of about 70 species of evergreen shrubs and trees from rocky hills and woodland in Europs, Asia, Africa and Central America.
Accepted as the primary shrub for hedging and topiary.
Evergreen - shrubs and trees. Leaf shapes range from lance-shaped to rounded. Grown for their foliage colour and tolerance of clipping.
Partial shade - they will tolerate sun but it affects foliage colour.
Additional Features - Good to know - ideal for hedging and topiary.
Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, box sucker, box blight.
Place of origin - Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America.
Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving
Fertile well drained soil