Species: Buxus sempervirens L.
Italian common noun: European Box
Family: Buxaceae
Natural shapesShapes and Topiary ArtShrubs EvergreenFull shadeFull sunPartial shade
Climate resistance: + / -20° CClimate resistance: + / -20° C
- Legislative Decree no. 151

Origin: Europe, North Africa, Turkey.

Botanical characteristics: It is a large erect compact evergreen shrub. It can reach 8 m. in height. The young branches are quadrangular. Its leaves are small, opposite, ovoid, rarely lanceolate up to 2-3 cm long. They are dark green and shiny on the upper side, whereas they are light green below. The leaves give off an unpleasant smell. It is a monoecious plant and bloom in March- April. Its inflorescences are composed of yellow flowers which attract bees. The fruit is an ovoid green capsule.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is natural only in Italian Western Alps and northern and central Apennines, among hardwoods, on arid and stony soils. When cultivated, it grows well in any well-drained calcareous soil, both in full sun and in shade.

Use: It is a plant which withstands any pruning, it is the most widely used shrub for hedges, forms, topiary sculptures, the essential component in the formation of the Italian garden (hedges, borders, parterres, mazes, topiary) .

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Produzione Note Altezza Circonferenza tronco Diametro/Lato chioma Q.tà  
Vaso 9.9.13 Vaso 9.9.13
Vaso Ø 18 Vaso Ø 18
Vaso Ø 22 Vaso Ø 22
Zolla 40-60 cm
Zolla 60-80 cm
Zolla 80-100 cm
Zolla 100-125 cm
Zolla 125-150 cm
Zolla 150-175 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 175-200 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 200-250 cm
Zolla forma a cono 60-80 cm
Zolla forma a cono 80-100 cm
Zolla forma a cono 100-125 cm
Zolla forma a cono 125-150 cm
Zolla forma a cono 150-175 cm
Zolla forma a palla Ø 35-40 cm
Zolla forma a palla Ø 40-45 cm
Zolla forma a palla Ø 45-50 cm
Zolla forma a palla Ø 50-55 cm
Zolla forma a palla Ø 55-60 cm
Zolla forma a palla Ø 60-65 cm
Zolla forma a palla Ø 65-70 cm
Zolla forma a palla Ø 70-75 cm