Buxus balearica (Balearic Box)
Native: Balearic Islands and south-west Spain
Location: Grown in gardens in south Europe, occasionally elsewhere.
Leaves larger and brighter green and more even than Common Box (Common Box (Buxus sempervirens)).
Flowers open in May about 1.2cm, males clustered around females, which are therefore difficult to see.
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.