This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Boxwood, Common boxwood
- Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Drought tolerant; easy to transplant; protect from drying winds.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Boxwood leafminers.
- Evergreen shrub with small, opposite, simple leaves, broadest near or below the middle; flowers small, in axillary clusters, 4-parted
- 15-20 ft.
- Opposite, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 0.5-1 in. long; light green to yellowish-green below; may develop an orange-green cast in winter
- Non-showy, creamy yellow flowers in spring; fragrant
- 5 to 8
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil; prefers a pH of 6.0 or higher
- Medium to fine
- Dense, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub; foliage to the ground
- Eurasia and Africa
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, convulsions, respiratory failure; contact with cell sap may cause skin irritation
- Toxic Principle:
- Steroidal alkaloids
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub
- 10-15 ft.
NCCES plant id: 988