The American Boxwood Society recognizes the Arboretum's boxwood collection as one of the most important in the United States. The JCRA participates in the National Boxwood Trials, which, with other member institutions in the United States, England, China, Republic of Georgia, and Ukraine, compare the various cultivars and species of Buxus for garden merit.
Boxwoods were one of the earliest ornamental plants introduced to North America from Europe in the mid-1600s and have long been valued as elegant and formal evergreen shrubs. Commonly grown in full sun as foundation plants, they do quite well in dry, shady locations and require little care.
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