Tuesday, January 10, 2012

English Box

Buxus sempervirens is the botanical name of a popular hedging plant. Its common name is English Box and is a slow growing shrub that is evergreen and has a dense growth that makes it alike to a living fence or wall. It can grow 1.5m in height and 50cm in width.

While it is tolerant of shade, drought and frost, it cannot tolerate high summer temperatures. Cooler climates and full sun is the preference for the English box. While the English box can grow in sand, loam and clay, it grows best in loam and it is preferable to avoid growing it in either sand or clay. Little water is needed for this particular plant.

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