Buxus sempervirens

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Buxus sempervirens

an ornamental and hedge shrub in the family Buxaceae; causes severe pain, dysentery, convulsions and death from asphyxia in horses. Pigs and cattle develop hemorrhagic enteritis. Called also box.
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The two main species of Box, Buxus microphylla, the small-leaved box, and Buxus sempervirens, the common box, have both provided us with a number of excellent forms over the years and it is worth searching out a good one before you start propagating.
sempervirens, the common box, which has oval leaves and will grow to 3m (10ft) if left untrimmed, has more compact and colourful varieties including 'Aureovariegata', which has yellow-blotched leaves; and B.
sempervirens, the common box, will manage 13ft if left to its own devices but will take clipping.
In shady areas, planting can include small pines and common box, while a sunnier spot shows off vivid blue and sparkling white agapanthus, olives and bright red pelargoniums.