Common Box is evergreen buxus, compact broadleaf shrub which can grow up to 1m tall. It can also be grown in the form of lower tree, such as in the Caucasus region, where it reaches up to 15m tall and 1.5m in diameter and forms the whole forest stands.
Buxus Suffruticosa is a small, slow-growing, compact broadleaf evergreen shrub or low tree which can grow up to 2m tall. It has lush foliage of ovate, fairly glossy leaves, up to 20mm long. When rubbed, they produce a nose appealing scent. The plant blooms in spring.