How to grow Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens growing shrub‎ or tree of the genus Buxus also known as Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens perennial evergreen used as ornamental hedge fragrant plant, can grow in temperate, subtropics, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9.

Leaves color green, can be also variegate with yellow or white in the margin, in obtuse shape.

Buxus sempervirens flowers

Flower fragrant color white-yellowish, small flowers that grow in clusters.

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How to grow Buxus sempervirens growing and care:

Acid soil, moist, more than cool winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn (in warmer climates)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites, moth, larva

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
1-7 m, 3-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Fragrant small flowers in white-yellowish that grow in clusters.

Scientific name:

Buxus sempervirens

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