Buxus sempervirens 'Aurea Marginata' - 40-50cm, 5lt

Buxus sempervirens 'Aurea Marginata' - 40-50cm, 5lt

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Buxus sempervirens 'Aurea Marginata' is a compact, rounded, slow-growing, evergreen shrub with very attractive foliage. Glossy, dark green leaves have white margins that turn cream and yellow. Inconspicuous, pale green to yellow flowers emerge in spring. Buxus 'Aurea Marginata' grows well in a variety of conditions. It prefers partial shade in almost any kind of moist, well-drained, soil as long as there is not too much sand or clay. In full shade, it will not grow as vigorously, and in full sun the foliage may scorch. It must be sheltered from hard winds. Tolerant of pruning and shearing. Tough, hardy and easy to grow. Cultivating around the plant should be avoided because it has shallow roots. Toxic to animals. Buxus sempervirens 'Aurea Marginata' stands out in the landscape, especially in shadier parts of the garden. It is great for beds and borders and for growing in containers. Ideal for topiary clipping, hedging, and screens.
  • Common Name

    Box Marginata, Buxus Aurea Marginata

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Southern Europe, Western Asia, North Africa

  • Flower

    clusters of inconspicuous, yellowish flowers

  • Foliage

    small, glossy, dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, dense, rounded

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, partial shade, full shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period




all year



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