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Common Boxwood

Handsome evergreen shrub is very tolerant of pruning and shaping. Well-suited for topiary, entryways or hedging. Flowers in spring are insignificant but very fragrant. Prune in summer. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil and some shade.

Companion Plants

Indian Hawthorn



Plant Details

  • Common name

    Common Boxwood

  • Botanical name

    Buxus sempervirens

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 5 (-20°F) to USDA Zone 8 (10°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    6-8' (2-2.5 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    In spring

  • Water

    2-3 times per week

  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Apply anti-transpirant before freeze

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Bill C.'s collection
  • Carol M.'s collection