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Buxus wallichiana - Baill.
                 
Common Name
Family Buxaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Steep shady rocky ravines, often gregarious, 1800 - 2700 metres[51, 184].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Afghanistan to C. Nepal.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Buxus wallichiana


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Buxus wallichiana
   
Physical Characteristics
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Buxus wallichiana is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Bees, flies.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Hedge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Bitter;  Diaphoretic;  Febrifuge;  Purgative.

The wood is diaphoretic[240]. The leaves are bitter, diaphoretic and purgative[240]. They have proved useful in the treatment of rheumatism and syphilis[240]. The bark is febrifuge[240].
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge;  Wood.

Plants can be grown as a hedge, they are very tolerant of pruning but are slow growing[188]. Wood - hard, fine grained, durable. Used for engraving, fine carving, mathematical instruments etc. It is at least equal in quality to B. sempervirens[11, 51, 61, 145, 158].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in almost any soil that is well-drained[11, 200]. Tolerates light shade and chalky soils[1, 200]. Tolerates a pH range from 5.5 to 7.4[200]. This species is perfectly hardy in much of Britain[11], tolerating temperatures down to about -10°c[184], but it is very slow growing[182]. The foliage is pungently scented, especially when wet[245].
Propagation
Seed - stratification is not necessary but can lead to more regular germination[113]. The seed is best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[138]. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. It usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c but stored seed can take longer[138]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of short side shoots with a heel, September in a frame[200]. Difficult[182, 200]. Nodal cuttings in spring in a frame. Difficult[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Buxus balearica 00
Buxus harlandiiJapanese Box00
Buxus microphyllaLittleleaf boxwood , Littleleaf Boxwood00
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
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