Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens

Boxwood


This ornamental evergreen is widely used as a hedge, individual shrub, or as small trees. Half to three quarters of an inch long, the opposite leaves are simple, ovalish, leathery, dark glossy-green on the upper surface and lighter green or whitish beneath. The leaves and twigs have caused serious illness when eaten in large amounts. Clippings have caused stock mortality.