Boxwood

Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

 

Common Names: Boxwood, Common Box, European Box

 

Distribution: Europe, Northwest Africa and Southwest Asia

 

Color/Appearance: Color tends to be a light cream to yellow, which tends to darken slightly with prolonged exposure to light. Sapwood is not distinct from heartwood.

 

Janka Hardness: 2,840 lbf

 

Density: 5.09 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Carvings, chess pieces, musical instruments (flutes, recorders, woodwinds, etc.), rulers, handles and turned objects

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