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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
Balearic box Balearic Islands box
Balearic boxwood Minorca box giant box tree
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
B. balearica is a small upright evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy green leaves to 4cm in length, and small clusters of yellowish flowers in spring
Balearic Islands & SW Spain
Toxicity Ingestion may cause stomach upset
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. See also box problems
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests May be attacked by box sucker and glasshouse red spider mite
Susceptible to box blight
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