Buxus (box tree) is a genus of very slow-growing, evergreen shrubs and more rarely small trees with orbicular or ovate, glossy and leathery leaves. Grown mainly for their decorative foliage.
Latin name: Buxus sempervirens
They can do well in any sunny or shaded site, even in poor and relatively dry, well-drained soils.
Ideal for hedges, borders and topiary. Also used in rock gardens and flowerpots.
Easily propagated by cuttings.
Evergreen shrub with green leaves.