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Common Boxwood, American Boxwood
Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata'

Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Buxus (BUK-sus) (Info)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Calistoga, California

San Jose, California

Louisville, Kentucky

Cobb Island, Maryland

Dracut, Massachusetts

Ludington, Michigan

Piscataway, New Jersey

Portland, Oregon

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Culleoka, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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Positive

On Oct 11, 2008, opera_fiore from Fayetteville, AR wrote:

Beautiful slow grower: will stay alive in deep shade, but don't expect any growth. Lightens up dark corners and needs little attention. Buy it at the size you want if you're putting it in shade: it won't grow much. The beautiful little "harlequin" spear shaped leaves are beautiful. I have a hedge of them in deep shade, and it looks great.

Neutral

On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata' VARIEGATED ENGLISH BOX EG (z6) (Bon,Fra)
Large shrub or small tree with small green leaves attractively edged with cream. Very striking as a hedge or specimen. PSh/Med.