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Genus 'Buxus'

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Buxus balearica
Buxus sempervirens

Buxus balearica (Balearic Box)

Buxus balearica

Native: Balearic Islands and south-west Spain

Location: Grown in gardens in south Europe, occasionally elsewhere.

Foliage

Leaves larger and brighter green and more even than Common Box (Common Box (Buxus sempervirens)).

Flowers

Buxus balearica

Flowers open in May about 1.2cm, males clustered around females, which are therefore difficult to see.

Fruits

Buxus balearica

Fruits have 3 two-horned cells and are about 1.2cm, green to start with, becoming brown and woody. They fall from the trees in August/September and split open from the centre to release the seeds.