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Ocimum basilicum 'Boxwood'

  • 'Boxwood' Basil is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.

A bushy basil with tiny leaves resembling boxwood, this basil makes a good ornamental edging or elegant container plant for your patio.
No garden or kitchen would be complete without basil due to its usefulness in seasoning tomato dishes, soups, salads, cheeses, eggs and meat dishes. Basil stars in many cuisines around the world, and in India is considered to be a holy plant. As a medicine, it has a slightly cooling nature and is beneficial to calm the stomach and lift the spirits.

Interesting Notes:

Perfect culinary fo rsmall space gardens and containers.
Protect from frost. Prefers rich, moist and warm soil and appreciates a bit of compost or fertilizer. Pinch back to keep the plant bushy and full.

Height: 12-16 Inches

Spread: 12-16 Inches

USDA Zone: Annual

Color: Green


  • Container
  • Culinary
  • Fragrant
  • Border or Bed
  • Edging
  • Medicinal

Combo Usage:

  • Thriller (focal point)


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others