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Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens L.

Family: Buxaceae

Name justification:
Buxus is the Greek name that makes reference to its fruit, because they are similar to a small box. Later, it was Latinized and used by Plinius in order to talk about these plants.
The qualifying adjective of this species means “always green”, and it makes reference to the fact that its leaves are persistent and they fall without turning yellow.

Common name: Common box
Description: Shrub
Leaf: Evergreen Broad Entire

Origin and distribution:
It is a widely spread spaces. It is found in the Centre and South of Europe, North of Africa and Southwest of Asia. In Spain it is common in the North of the country, and it is found sporadically in Lugo and Ourense (away from cultivations).

Location in the garden:
The leaves of the shrub-like specimens in the 'Alameda' Park are varicoloured. The variety Nana is used with hedges that make an interior arch of the gardens ensemble, going around the Oak Wood of Santa Susana.


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