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PlantFiles: Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Boxwood'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ocimum (OSS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: basilicum (bass-IL-ee-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Boxwood

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Category:
Annuals
Herbs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Aromatic

Other details:
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Jul 16, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a dwarf basil that has small leaves similar to boxwood. It is bushy, compact and uniform in shape. It serves as an ornamental as well as for culinary uses.

Regional...

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

Leeds, Alabama
Brea, California
Tracy, California
Morris, Illinois
Clarksville, Tennessee



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