Details / Key Facts
Buxus sempervirens elegantissima, the best known of the variegated boxwoods with its creamy white variegated foliage. Although it can be topiarised, it remains most popular for hedging use and is one of our best selling varieties due to its striking colour.
Family – Buxaceae
Genus – 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.
Details – Buxus ‘Elegantissima’ is a medium-sized evergreen shrub with dense foliage and compact rounded habit. Leaves narrowly ovate or oblong, with narrow creamy-white margins, sometimes distorted.
Cultivation -Grows best in well-drained soil in partial shade; can be scorched by sun and strong winds. Susceptible to a number of box problems
Propagation – Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types – Drought Resistant Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Ground Cover Garden Edging Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Common name: Box ‘Elegantissima’
Botanical name: Buxus sempervirens ‘Elegantissima’
Group: Shrub, Hedge
Flowering time: n/a
Planting time: Autumn or spring
Height and spread: Up to 5m by 5m (16ft by 16ft), but can be kept smaller
Aspect: Sun or shade
Hardiness: Fully hardy