Balearic box Buxus balearica

Balearic box


B. balearica is a small upright evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy green leaves to 4cm in length, and small clusters of yellowish flowers in spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Balearic box Balearic Islands box Balearic boxwood Minorca box giant box tree see more

  • skullToxicity

    Ingestion may cause stomach upset, contact may irritate the skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 8

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by box sucker and glasshouse red spider mite

  • microbeDiseases

    Susceptible to box blight