Type of tree:
The Boxwood (Common) falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
The Boxwood (Common) grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range soils.
Dense, multi-branched evergreen shrub. Grows to 15' to 20' in height with an equal or greater spread; actually can make a handsome small tree. Excellent specimen and is used extensively in East and South; good for hedges, massing, topiary work, formal gardens; might be called the "aristocrat" of the hedging plants.
Bluish gray-green foliage turning radiant dark-green with maturity enhance this very popular evergreen. Rounded to broad-rounded shape reaching 15'-20' in height with an equal spread. An outstanding choice for hedges, massing, or formal gardens. An excellent shrub for shearing. Adaptable to many soil types.
Boxwood through the years has been associated with formal gardens. Boxwood parterres and hedges can be seen in many of the great gardens of Europe and America. Colonial Williamsburg, especially around the Governor's Mansion, offers wonderful examples of formal boxwood use.
Dark green above, light or yellowish green underneath; usually lustrous on both sides.