Boxwood ( Buxus sempervirens )
Tree/Shrub, broadleaf evergreen, broad spreading
Height : .64m to 3.25m included
Origin : Mediterranean
Environment : dry rocky sites, on calcareous soil
Climate : warm, temperate
The Boxwood is a small tree or shrub native to the Mediterranean regions. In ancient Greece it used to be sacred to Ades, the infernal God, who protected the evergreen plants because they symbolized the ongoing life through the infernal season (the Winter). Today, the
Boxwood has reached worldwide success as urban decoration species because of the dense foliage and exceptional tolerance to repeated pruning and shaping. Recently, creative gardeners have started to give birth also to unusual shapes such as those of animals.