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BOX Buxus sempervirens (Buxaceae) Height to 5m<br />
Dense, evergreen shrub or small tree. Familiar as a garden plant, used in hedging and topiary. Native on chalky soils. FLOWERS are tiny and yellowish green, lacking petals (Mar-May). FRUITS are 3-horned capsules. LEAVES are 1.5-3cm long, oval and leathery, with inrolled margins. STATUS-Widely planted but native only to SE England.
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BOX Buxus sempervirens (Buxaceae) Height to 5m
Dense, evergreen shrub or small tree. Familiar as a garden plant, used in hedging and topiary. Native on chalky soils. FLOWERS are tiny and yellowish green, lacking petals (Mar-May). FRUITS are 3-horned capsules. LEAVES are 1.5-3cm long, oval and leathery, with inrolled margins. STATUS-Widely planted but native only to SE England.

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Date: 1 Apr 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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