Plant Care Common Box

Common Box

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About Common Box

‘Vardar Valley’ boxwood is a woody, broadleaf evergreen, perennial shrub or tree in the Buxaceae (boxwood) family. It is one of the most cold hardy cultivars of boxwood and has distinctive blue-green leaves. This dense, mounding shrub can grow 2 to 3 feet in height and 3 to 6 feet in width. It only puts on an average of 2 inches a year.

Taxonomy

Buxus sempervirens
Buxus
Buxaceae
Buxales

Also known as

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

How to care for Common Box

Water

How often to water your Common Box

Water needs for Common Box
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Box 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 Box

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Box: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

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

Common Box does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Box

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Box: 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 Box after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Common Box

Common Box

Common Box


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.

What other plant parents say

Common Box has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Common Box has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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@Bellakramer
leaf-1 33 Plants
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11/17/2021

very easy to take care off

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