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Buxus sempervirens

 
Buxus sempervirens
Common name English boxwood; common boxwood
Family buxaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z5-8)
Flowers white (spring)
Size 6-8'
Light sun

For twelve years our garden went without the common boxwood, but it has finally arrived. As a foundation planting, no less! When we revamped the front perennial border, some persistent evergreen structure was called for at the back. I don't intend to clip it into a ball or any other regular shape, although it will require pruning to keep it to the size we intend.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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