About This Plant

Buxus sempervirens, commonly known as common boxwood, is a versatile evergreen shrub that’s popular in landscaping and gardening. With its dense, compact growth habit, glossy dark green leaves, and ability to be pruned into various shapes, it’s a favourite choice for hedges, topiaries, and formal garden designs. This hardy shrub can thrive in a variety of soil types and light conditions, making it adaptable to many garden settings.

The Story


The leaves are opposite, glossy, and leathery. They are oval to oblong in shape, typically measuring 1 to 2.5 centimetres in length and dark green.


The inconspicuous flowers are small, greenish-yellow, and appear in the leaf axils in spring. While not particularly showy, the flowers are attractive to bees. Buxus sempervirens produces small, three-lobed capsules that contain seeds.
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