130417 Box Buxus sempervirens Buxaceae Height to 6m
Dense, spreading evergreen shrub. Bark Smooth, grey, breaking into squares with age. Branches Numerous; young twigs green, angular and hairy. Leaves Ovate, to 2.5cm long. Reproductive parts Flowers small, green; males have yellow anthers. Fruit is a greenish capsule, 8mm long, with 3 spreading spines. Status Local native of chalk slopes; also widely planted.