Buxus Sempervirens (Common Box)– A small shrub, growing to less than 8metres tall if left un-touched. The common box has small, dainty, dark green leaves which have a leathery appearance. The flowers are similarly small in size, and appear uniformly along the stem. Its compact habit makes the common box a useful hedging plant, and can often be found edging gardens and flower beds. A very hardy species, which can form re-growth from broken or damaged stems.
Fruit: The small yellow flowers produce a capsule containing 3-6 seeds.
Soil Types/Habitat: Survives very well in shaded areas and will grow in a range of soils and conditions. A very resilient shrub.