Herb latin name: Buxus balearica
Family: Buxaceae (Box Family)
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of Buxus balearica:Dry hills.
Other uses of the herb:Plants can be grown as a small to medium-size hedge. They are very tolerant of pruning but are rather slow growing. Wood - hard, valuable. Used in engraving.
Propagation of Buxus balearica:Seed - stratification is not necessary but can lead to more regular germination. The seed is best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. It usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°C but stored seed can take longer. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of short side shoots with a heel, September in a frame. High percentage. Rather slow to root. Nodal cuttings in spring in a frame. Fairly easy.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry hills.
Medicinal use of Buxus balearica:None known
Known hazards of Buxus balearica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.