The Common Box (Buxus sempervirens) is a densely-branched and densely-leaved perennial shrub or bush (0,5 x 3), which can grow up to 8-10 metres in height. Its evergreen nature, its ability to take root and the fact that it stands up well to pruning explains why it has been used as a hedge in gardens for over 2,500 years.
The beautiful Box shown in the photos is there by chance. Common Box plants were needed to replace the existing hedges in the gardens of the Monument and this part of the old Huerta de Fuentepeña became the ideal place for a nursery, until most of the saplings were eventually left to grow freely in the 1960s. As these plants naturalized, this place became known as Tabla de los Bojes, a flat plot of land (Tabla) where Box (Bojes) is grown.