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Boxwood

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Boxwood, or box, several species of evergreen shrubs and trees (genus Buxus), native to tropical and subtropical parts of the Old World and Central America, but widely introduced elsewhere. They have small glossy leaves and are excellent hedge plants, rarely exceeding 12 ft (4 m) in height. Boxwood grows slowly. Its yellow, finely grained wood is used for musical instruments and wood engraving.

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