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Common Boxwood Shrub. (Genus: Buxus Species: sempervirens), Sheffield's Seed Co.
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2018 crop China

Buxus sempervirens

Common Box, Common Boxwood

  • Buxus sempervirens

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Individually filing or nicking the seed coat may be needed. |Seeds will usually germinate in 120-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. 

Looking for an evergreen hedge plant that's easy to maintain? Look no further than Buxus sempervirens, commonly known as Common Box or European Boxwood. With shiny, dark green leaves and a fragrant scent, this plant is native to Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia. It's typically used as a hedge plant, especially in the southern United States, and grows up to 30 feet tall. It thrives on chalk and limestone soil, and is found in forests associated with European beech trees. In addition to its use as a hedge, Buxus sempervirens is valued for its hard, heavy wood that is ideal for crafting musical instruments, woodworking, and engraving. And don't forget its medicinal properties - the leaves and bark have been used for centuries to treat various ailments. Give your garden the ultimate green makeover with Buxus sempervirens!

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