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PlantFiles: Box Tree
Buxus colchica

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Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Buxus (BUK-sus) (Info)
Species: colchica (KOHL-chik-uh) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Dark/Black
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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