Western and Southern Europe, Northwest Africa, and Southwest Asia
Buxus Sempervirens is an Evergreen shrub growing up to 3 to 30 ft. tall, with a trunk up to 8 in in diameter. Arranged in opposite pairs along the stems, the leaves are green to yellow-green, oval, 1.5-3 cm long, and 0.5-1.3 cm broad. The flowers are inconspicuous but highly scented, greenish-yellow, with no petals, and are insect pollinated; the fruit is a three-lobed capsule containing 3-6 seeds. The scent, most pungent on warm summer days. It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Buxus prefers sandy, loamy, heavy soils and moderate watering. It prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.
It is commonly planted as an excellent choice of Ornamental Landscaping, Topiary and Hedging.
Make sure watering is done once the soil goes dry. Although the soil can remain moist, but it should not turn soggy/wet. Having drainage hole in the pots goes a long way in ensuring there is no water stagnating on top of the soil. You can spray the plant occasionally.
Fertilise the plant once a month in summers however Don't feed any fertiliser in winters. Giving fertiliser to the plant ensures nutrients going in which keeps it healthy. Keep an eye on the leaves of the plant to know any symptoms for watering or sunlight.
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