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Buxus Sempervirens 3L Pot

3.50

Buxus sempervirens, commonly known as common boxwood or European boxwood, is a species of evergreen shrub in the family Buxaceae. It is native to Western and Southern Europe and some regions of North Africa.

Characteristics of Buxus sempervirens:

Appearance: Common boxwood is a slow-growing, dense shrub that can reach heights of 1 to 4 meters (3 to 12 feet). It has small, glossy, leathery, and oval-shaped leaves that are dark green in color.

Growth habit: It has a compact, bushy growth habit and can be pruned into various shapes, making it a popular choice for hedges, topiaries, and formal gardens.

Flowers: In spring, boxwood produces small, inconspicuous, greenish-yellow flowers that are usually not very showy.

Fruits: After flowering, female plants may produce small, three-lobed seed capsules, which contain several seeds.

Evergreen: As an evergreen plant, Buxus sempervirens retain their leaves throughout the year, providing year-round interest and greenery to the landscape.

Uses of Buxus sempervirens:

Ornamental purposes: Common boxwood is widely used in landscaping and ornamental gardening for its ability to be shaped into formal hedges, borders, and topiaries.

Privacy and windbreak: Due to its dense growth habit, it can be used as a privacy screen or windbreak when grown in a row or cluster.

Traditional and historical uses: Throughout history, boxwood has been used to create intricate wood carvings, turned objects, and musical instruments. Its fine-grained wood is highly valued for its workability.

Medicinal uses: In some traditional herbal medicine practices, boxwood has been used for various medicinal purposes, though its usage is not recommended due to its potential toxicity.

Note: It’s essential to note that while Buxus sempervirens is a popular and versatile plant, it is susceptible to certain pests and diseases, such as boxwood blight and boxwood leafminer. Additionally, some areas may have concerns about boxwood being invasive in certain environments, so it’s always advisable to check with local authorities or gardening experts before planting it.

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Height
30/40cm

Growth rate
25cm per year

Planting Distance
20cm

 

Height
30/40cm

 

Growth Rate
25cm per year

 

Planting Distance
20cm

 

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