Buxus sempervirens

Names

Names

Scientific: Buxus sempervirens

English: Box

Portuguese: Buxo-arbóreo

Origins

Origins

Family: Buxaceae

Origin: Western and Southern Europe. Northwest Africa and Southwest Asia.

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameBuxus sempervirens
English NameBox, common box, european box, boxwood
Portuguese NameBuxo-arbóreo, árvore-da-caixa, olho-de-gato
German NameGewöhnliche Buchsbaum, Buchsbaum, Buchs
FamilyBuxaceae
OriginWestern and Southern Europe. Northwest Africa and Southwest Asia.
HabitatForests
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationWell-drained soils, tolerates freezing temperatures to about -23°C. Sun exposure.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen in September and October. Seeding should be done in a greenhouse in February and March. Germination takes about 4 weeks at an approximate temperature of 21ºC and planting in their permanent positions should be by late spring or early summer.
Ornamental CharacteristicsOrnamental shrub of slow growth. H: 1 m, ᴓ 0.5 m
Description of smells and flavorsPungent.
Properties MedicinalUnknown
Properties EdibilityNone
Properties OtherOrnamental.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsBeware, because all parts of the plant are poisonous! Especially the leaves and the epidermis! Ingestion of the leaves of this plant will induce cardiopulmonary arrest.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: Ornamental. Pruning: should be done by spring. It can be pruned into hedges.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators. 
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesCan be shaped in many different styles.

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