Popular box hedging selection, usually tightly-clipped into formal low hedging. Classic topiary plant - forms dense well defined shapes. Slow growing - so takes a long time to develop topiary, but also makes it easier to maintain.
Good for topiary.
The hermaphrodite flowers are inconspicuous but highly scented, greenish-yellow, with no petals, and are insect pollinated; the fruit is a three-lobed capsule containing 3-6 seeds.