Ocimum basilicum 'Boxwood'

Sweet Basil

Tips for Homeowners:

Water when dry and feed every 2-4 weeks with a high nitrogen fertilizer. 

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'Boxwood' is popular for both its culinary purpose and use in the formal garden.

  • Dense, mounded plant that looks like a boxwood shrub
  • Very flavorful, tiny, spicy leaves
  • Rounded form easy to shape into topiary

Basil can be grown indoors for easy access or in the herb or vegetable garden.

Height: 10-14 in
Spread: 10-18 in
Zone: 9-11
Color: Green, Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Sweet Basil:

This basil is slow to flower, which means even more time to enjoy the edible leaves. Trim them back to enjoy in your cooking and to keep the plant looking good.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Fragrant
  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Edible
  • Mass Planting
  • Edging
  • Container
  • Summer Bloomer

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water