Latin Name : Buxus sempervirens


Evergreen and quite hardy, Box is useful for small hedges and topiary. Used in formal gardens mostly to form edging to flower borders or paths, they really are best trimmed by hand, as they are quite tough. However, given the illustration above, you may be surprised to know that if left unattended, they can grow to large proportions.

A close up of the foliage and flowers

And one of a typical shape in a formal garden

But as I have stated, they are not restricted to only small shapes.