A picture of a African Box

African Box

Buxus macowanii

Also known as

Cape Box, Small-Leaved Box, Umgalagala, Umphicamaguma

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of African Box

Leaves arranged at right angles to each other
Foliage of Buxus macowanii

African Box Overview

A small, very slow-growing tree with a clean slender stem and a dense crown of shiny green leaves; it is a good pot plant, can be clipped and trained into a low hedge, and it will grow in shade. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.

Special features of African Box

Pot plant

Wind break

Hedge plant

Other uses of African Box

Other uses