Golden-leaved Boxwood ( Buxus sempervirens var. Aureomarginata )
Tree/Shrub, broadleaf evergreen, broad spreading
Height : .6m to 1.13m included
Origin : Mediterranean
Environment : dry rocky sites, on calcareous soil
Climate : warm, temperate
This with the golden edged leaves is one of the several decorative cultivars derived from the wild species. Gardeners have to give special care and frequent pruning to this subspecies, because, if let grow freely and without selective pruning, the golden leaves will progressively disappear, giving room to the normal leaves, whose genes are dominant.