Plant Care Common boxwood
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Common boxwood

Also known as

Common box, European box, Boxwood, english box and Buxus Ball

Taxonomy

Buxus sempervirens
Buxus
Buxaceae
Buxales

How to care for Common boxwood

Water

How often to water your Common boxwood

Water needs for Common boxwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Common boxwood needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common boxwood

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common boxwood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common boxwood: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common boxwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common boxwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common boxwood in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common boxwood

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common boxwood: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common boxwood after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Common boxwood is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Common boxwood

Common boxwood

Common boxwood


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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