Buxus 'Sempervirens'

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An old-fashioned favorite that still holds its own in the modern landscape and is deer resistant. Beautiful foliage and large, dense form make this plant ideal for specimen or hedging use. Excellent for use as greens in holiday flower arranging. Buxus sempervirens is a rounded to broad-rounded shrub or small tree that is native primarily to open woodlands and rocky hillsides in southern Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. It typically matures in a shrubby form to 5-15' tall, but may grow as a tree to as much as 20-30' tall. Leaves are dark glossy green above and yellowish-green below. Inconspicuous, apetalous flowers in axillary clusters are pale green to yellow to creamy white. Flowers appear in April and May. Fruit is a dehiscent capsule that matures to brown.Small, elliptic to oval to oblong leaves are simple, opposite, smooth-margined and evergreen. 

Common Name: common box 
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 5 to 15 feet
Spread: 5 to 15 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Greenish-cream
Sun: Full sun to part shade