Boxwood - Oregonia

Common Names: Boxwood, English Boxwood, Common Boxwood, Oregonia

Botanical names: Buxus sempervirens, BUC-sus sem-per-VI-renz

Availability: Year round

Vase life: 7 to 28 days

Storage temperatures: 36 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: no

Description: Small, dense, glossy dark green elliptical to lanceolate leaves that grow densely along sturdy, smooth barked branches. The leaves of Oregonia have a creamy white variegation.

Color: Common boxwood dark green. Oregonia, dark green with creamy white variegation.

Botanical facts: Boxwood belongs to the genus Buxus, comprising about 70 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees .

Design notes: Boxwood is an excellent decorative filler foliage. The long lasting sturdy branches offers a good support (armature) for flowers ond other foliages.

Purchasing hints: Purchase foliage that is turgid and pliable. Avoid foliage with wilted tips or damaged leaves.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Give the woody stem ends a fresh break or cut. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Oregonia is a naturally occurring mutant of boxwood discovered by Fred Teufel in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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