Box 'Green Velvet'

Buxus 'Green Velvet' | Also known as: Boxwood 'Green Velvet', Buxus 'Green Velvet' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The Buxus is the genus of around 70 different species of plants, and is also referred to as simply Box. It’s a slow growing, evergreen plant that flowers with tiny, yellowish-green blooms during the springtime. Often grown as hedges and shaped for topiary, it’s also used for its wood. This is commonly used to make chess pieces and some stringed instruments. It’s a hardy plant, coping well with the inclement British weather, and will grow in virtually any location as long as it has a bit of shade.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • The sap of this plant may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0.5 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.5 - 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • grafting
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Rounded
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-8
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -7
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
  • Full shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Evergreen foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Bonsai
  • Neighbour repellant
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Formal garden
  • Containers
  • Topiary
Garden spaces
  • Shade
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years
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The Buxus is the genus of around 70 different species of plants, and is also referred to as simply Box. It’s a slow growing, evergreen plant that flowers with tiny, yellowish-green blooms during the springtime. Often grown as hedges and shaped for topiary, it’s also used for its wood. This is commonly used to make chess pieces and some stringed instruments. It’s a hardy plant, coping well with the inclement British weather, and will grow in virtually any location as long as it has a bit of shade.

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PLANTS Buxus 'Glencoe' | -34°C - -1°C beginner Partial shade, Full shade

Buxus microphylla Golden Dream

Little Leaf Boxwood

PLANTS Buxus microphylla | -23°C - -1°C beginner Full shade, Partial shade

The name Little Leaf Boxwood well describes this delightful evergreen plant with foliage that turns a wonderful bronze colour during the winter months. It also flowers with tiny, pale yellow blooms during the spring, and these are wonderfully fragrant. Buxus microphylla likes a shady or partially shaded position, and is a good choice for hedging or screens, or as ground cover or garden edging. It’s easy to grow, but be aware that all parts are toxic if ingested.

Buxus sempervirens Argenteovariegata

Common box 'Argenteovariegata'

PLANTS Buxus sempervirens 'Argenteovariegata' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade

Buxus sempervirens is known as Common box. A slow growing evergreen shrub with small glossy green leaves that are densely packed. It has small insignificant yellow flowers and bears inedible toxic fruit. It's ideal for a hedge, but also works well in a container. It's easy to trim into shapes, making it the ideal plant for topiary. Perfect for a very formal garden, or to add a bit of fun to any outdoor space. Common box is easy to grow and hardy. It will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Buxus sempervirens Elegantissima

Common box 'Elegantissima'

PLANTS Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full shade

Buxus sempervirens is known as Common box. A slow growing evergreen shrub with small glossy green leaves that are densely packed. It has small insignificant yellow flowers and bears inedible toxic fruit. It's ideal for a hedge, but also works well in a container. It's easy to trim into shapes, making it the ideal plant for topiary. Perfect for a very formal garden, or to add a bit of fun to any outdoor space. Common box is easy to grow and hardy. It will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Common box 'Latifolia Maculata'

PLANTS Buxus sempervirens 'Latifolia Maculata' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full shade, Partial shade

Buxus sempervirens is known as Common box. A slow growing evergreen shrub with small glossy green leaves that are densely packed. It has small insignificant yellow flowers and bears inedible toxic fruit. It's ideal for a hedge, but also works well in a container. It's easy to trim into shapes, making it the ideal plant for topiary. Perfect for a very formal garden, or to add a bit of fun to any outdoor space. Common box is easy to grow and hardy. It will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Common box 'Marginata'

PLANTS Buxus sempervirens 'Marginata' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full shade

Buxus sempervirens is known as Common box. A slow growing evergreen shrub with small glossy green leaves that are densely packed. It has small insignificant yellow flowers and bears inedible toxic fruit. It's ideal for a hedge, but also works well in a container. It's easy to trim into shapes, making it the ideal plant for topiary. Perfect for a very formal garden, or to add a bit of fun to any outdoor space. Common box is easy to grow and hardy. It will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Common box 'Suffruticosa'

PLANTS Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full shade

Buxus sempervirens is known as Common box. A slow growing evergreen shrub with small glossy green leaves that are densely packed. It has small insignificant yellow flowers and bears inedible toxic fruit. It's ideal for a hedge, but also works well in a container. It's easy to trim into shapes, making it the ideal plant for topiary. Perfect for a very formal garden, or to add a bit of fun to any outdoor space. Common box is easy to grow and hardy. It will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Common box 'Green Gem'

PLANTS Buxus sempervirens 'Green Gem' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full shade, Partial shade

Buxus sempervirens is known as Common box. A slow growing evergreen shrub with small glossy green leaves that are densely packed. It has small insignificant yellow flowers and bears inedible toxic fruit. It's ideal for a hedge, but also works well in a container. It's easy to trim into shapes, making it the ideal plant for topiary. Perfect for a very formal garden, or to add a bit of fun to any outdoor space. Common box is easy to grow and hardy. It will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Common box 'Green Mount'

PLANTS Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mount' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full shade

Buxus sempervirens is known as Common box. A slow growing evergreen shrub with small glossy green leaves that are densely packed. It has small insignificant yellow flowers and bears inedible toxic fruit. It's ideal for a hedge, but also works well in a container. It's easy to trim into shapes, making it the ideal plant for topiary. Perfect for a very formal garden, or to add a bit of fun to any outdoor space. Common box is easy to grow and hardy. It will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Common box 'Green Mountain'

PLANTS Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full shade

Buxus sempervirens is known as Common box. A slow growing evergreen shrub with small glossy green leaves that are densely packed. It has small insignificant yellow flowers and bears inedible toxic fruit. It's ideal for a hedge, but also works well in a container. It's easy to trim into shapes, making it the ideal plant for topiary. Perfect for a very formal garden, or to add a bit of fun to any outdoor space. Common box is easy to grow and hardy. It will do well in full sun or partial shade.