Box - Buxus sempervirens

Scientific Name: Buxus sempervirens.

English Name: Box.

French Name: Le Buis.

5 Key Characters:
  • evergreen small tree.
  • green angled stems.
  • oval shiny leathery leaves.
  • flowers insignificant.
  • found in woodlands on calcareous soils.
Lookalikes: The introduced Wilson's Honeysuckle, which has round stems.

Habitat: Widely planted, but native to scrub and woodland on steep hillsides with calcareous soil.

Flowering Period: April-May.

Status: Locally common and often a very conspicuous part of the vegetation.

Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:

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