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PlantFiles: Harland Boxwood
Buxus harlandii

Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Buxus (BUK-sus) (Info)
Species: harlandii (har-LAND-ee-eye) (Info)

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sylvainyang On May 22, 2010, sylvainyang from Edmond, OK wrote:

I love it's white barked trunk which looks very nice when I train it to a ballon shape Topiary. It's originally from China. It is hardy to zone 7. It is in leaf all year, in flower from April to May. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Bees, flies.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soil. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Floral City, Florida
Cutchogue, New York

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