How to grow Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens grow and care – 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

How to grow Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens care

Buxus sempervirens plant

Buxus sempervirens


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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