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Common Box
Buxus sempervirens

Also called Boxwood or Turkish Boxwood, this densely branched evergreen shrub may grow broader than it is tall. It is widely used in hedges, topiary work and formal gardens for its fullness and resiliency. Native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe, Africa and Asia, its Latin species name, “sempervirens,” means always green.

Growth Habit:An evergreen shrub with dense foliage that can grow to 4.5 m (15 ft) tall and (10-15 ft) wide.
Presence in US:NC NY OH TN VA
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