Buxus sempervirens ‘Rotundafolia’ (Roundleaf Common Boxwood)

Buxus sempervirens 'Rotundifolia' (Roundleaf Common Boxwood)

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Family: Buxaceae

Provenance: Volunteer seedling from Arnold Arboretum accession 408-97*A.

Date Acquired: 8/2016

Approx. Age at Acquisition: <2 years old


-8/2016, Tree collected and planted root-over-rock in training pot in standard 45/45/10 mix and covered with sphagnum moss.

-10/10/2016, Fertilized with low-nitrogen fertilizer to prepare for dormancy.

-12/5/16, tree brought inside for winter storage.

-2/28/17, tree uprooted and roots secured around stone using raffia. Tree pruned back hard to be grown as mame.

-4/18/17, Tree fertilized with acid-loving fertilizer.

-9/4/17, Tree grew freely through summer. Most satisfactory.

Tree composted in fall 2017 to make space for new acquisitions.


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