This small, slow-growing shrub is known for its glossy, aromatic, dark green foliage. Tiny cream toned flowers appear at the base of the leaves during spring. Ideal for hedging, screening or potted in patio containers. . African Box takes full sun to part shade and will tolerate a range of soils and conditions and is drought tolerant once established. African box 'Myrsine Africana' is a low maintenance plant growing to a height of 1.5 metres and a width of 75 centimetres. . A regular, light pruning of the tips will encourage a busy growth.