• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow growing 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Inconspicuous
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus sem-per-VY-renz
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Deer Resistant, Dwarf Plant
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear periodically to shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    A Latin translation for Buxus is 'box'and the name may have been derived from its use to make small, finely carved boxes known in Greek as pyxos. Buxus is also Latin for flute; it is said that Roman gardener Pliny grew Buxus for making musical instruments. Dating back to 4,000 BC, Egyptians used clipped box hedges in their gardens. In Britain, three burial sites of the Roman era featured coffins lined with sprays of evergreen box. During the reign of Emperor Augustus, villas were planted with boxwood hedging and topiary, and during the reign of Henry V11, it has been written that Tudor gardens featured clipped boxwood knot gardens with thrift or cotton lavender bordering them.