Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Variegated Boxwood, Elegantissima Boxwood




Family: Buxaceae

Genus: Buxus

Parent: Buxus sempervirens

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: 5 to 8' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Leaves have creamy to very light yellow marginal variegation. Dome shaped shrub.


Introduced to cultivation in 1873. RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Specialty Ornamentals in April 2012. In summer 2013 it was hidden by a large grass so I moved it to the In Between Garden in April 2014.

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