Boxwood
Buxus sempervirens
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is very sensitive to acidic conditions
Toxicity very poisonous

Origin

Climate humid temperate

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Names

Other common names Common Box, European Box
Family Buxaceae
Other scientific names Buxus arborescens, Buxus suffruticosa

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 6 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -23°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • green
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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Leaf color
  • green