How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Boxwood, Box—Buxus spp.
Family Buxaceae (Boxwood family)

Plant identification

Boxwood or Box plants are evergreen shrubs or small trees. They are commonly used for clipped hedging and border plantings. When left unclipped, shrubs tend to form soft billowy mounds.

Optimum conditions for growth

Buxus spp. are generally hardy plants and can adapt to several climatic zones. They can survive in full sun or shade and perform best with adequate summer irrigation.

Leaves of box plant
Leaves of box plant

Pests and disorders of Buxus spp.



Environmental disorders



Boxwood hedge
Boxwood hedge

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