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Boxwood (Buxus) at Filoli Center, Woodside, CA
Boxwood (Buxus) at Filoli Center, Woodside, CA

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Zones 2-6, 15-17
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Full, Partial, Shade
Regular Water
Moderate

Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Common Boxwood, English Boxwood
Buxaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

BUXUS

Boxwood (buxus) is widely used for edging and hedging. When not clipped, most are soft and billowing. Inconspicuous flowers. All are easy to grow where adapted. Extra care with watering, feeding, and controlling mites and scale will pay off in better color and greater vigor.

Buxus sempervirens
Buxus sempervirens

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Buxus sempervirens

Native to southern Europe, North Africa, western Asia. Dies out in alkaline soils, hot-summer areas. Will grow to height of 15–20 ft. with equal spread. Densely foliaged with medium-size, lustrous dark green, oval leaves.

'Vardar Valley'

To 2–3 ft. tall, 6 ft.wide. Macedonian native;considered hardiest commonboxwood.

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Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

To 2–3 ft. tall, 6 ft.wide. Macedonian native;considered hardiest commonboxwood.

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