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BUXUS

Commonly known as Edging box

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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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - leaves are more rounded than common box and closer together on the twig.
  • Height - 1m (3ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - compact and slow-growing.
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade - they will tolerate sun but it affects foliage appearance.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - excellent as a hedge.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, box sucker, box blight.
  • Place of origin - Europe, northern Africa, Turkey.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
1m (3ft)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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Commonly known as: Common box, Dudgeon.
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