Botanical name: Buxus sempervirens Family: Buxaceae (Sweet-Box family)
Synonyms: Buxus arborescen, Buxus rosmarinifolia
Common Boxwood is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 1-9 m tall, with a trunk up to 20 cm diameter (exceptionally up to 10 m tall and 45 cm diameter). Arranged in opposite pairs along the stems, the leaves are green to yellow-green, oval, 1.5-3 cm long, and 0.5-1.3 cm broad. The hermaphrodite flowers are inprominent but highly scented, greenish-yellow, with no petals, and are insect pollinated. The fruit is a three-lobed capsule containing 3-6 seeds. Common Boxwood is native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia, from southern England south to northern Morocco, and east through the northern Mediterranean region to Turkey.
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