Common Boxwood, Common Box Buxus sempervirens

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Botanical Name:

Buxus sempervirens

Family:

Buxaceae

Genus:

Buxus

Species:

sempervirens

Common Name:

Common Boxwood, Common Box

Seeds Per Pound:
30,889
Quantity:
0.91 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
33
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-30 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 0.91 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
5.95
10 g
19.50
1 oz
29.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Shiny dark green leaves, fragrant (but not everyone likes the fragrance); generally used as a hedge plant, especially in the southern U.S.
* Buxus sempervirens ( Common Box or European Box ; also as Boxwood ) is a flowering plant in the genus Buxus , native to western and southern Europe , northwest Africa , and southwest Asia , from southern England south to northern Morocco , and east through the northern Mediterranean region to Turkey . Buxus colchica of western Caucasus and B. hyrcana of northern Iran and eastern Caucasus are commonly treated as synonyms of B. sempervirens . more...
* Although the wood is rather small, it is highly valued on account of its hardness - it is twice as hard as oak (Quercus species). more...
Bonsai Comments:
This evergreen shrub, Buxus microphylla sinica is a good bonsai if trained correctly. With the small leaf this shrub and regular pruning it is an ideal specimen that is easy to take care of and adaptable an excellent choice for your first Bonsai experience.

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