'Elegantissima' is a medium-sized evergreen shrub with dense foliage and compact rounded habit. Leaves narrowly ovate or oblong, with narrow creamy-white margins, sometimes distorted.
H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Sheltered or Exposed.
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained.
Clay, Chalk, Sand, Loam
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
How to grow
Grows best in well-drained soil in partial shade; can be scorched by sun and strong winds. Susceptible to a number of box problems
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Ground Cover Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
How to care
Pruning group 8
Can get box sucker, mussel scale and box red spider mite
Susceptible to a leaf spot and box blight