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
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 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.
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.