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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
small-leaved box 'Faulkner'
Buxus sempervirens 'Faulkner'
Buxus can be evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, leathery, opposite leaves and clusters of small, pale yellow flowers followed by pale green to brown fruits
'Faulkner' is a dense, low, compact, spreading evergreen shrub with small, rounded, mid-green aromatic leaves
Toxicity Ingestion may cause stomach upset, contact may irritate the skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or North-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Chalk, Sand, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in well-drained soil in partial shade; can be scorched by sun and strong winds. Susceptible to a number of box problems
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Garden Edging Ground Cover Hedging & Screens
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Architectural
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Can get box sucker, box red spider mite, box tree moth caterpillars and mussel scale
Susceptible to a leaf spot and box blight
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