Gardeners often lament that they feel intimidated about pronouncing the Latin names of plants. Keep in mind that pronunciation in any language is not always a hard-and-fast matter. If you can’t remember the preferred pronunciation of a plant name, just do your best—and say it with conviction!
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Buddleia davidii
(BUD-lee-ah dah-VID-ee-eye)
Buddleia lindleyana
(BUD-lee-ah lind-lee-AY-nah)
Buxus microphylla var. koreana
(BUKS-us my-kro-FY-lah variety kor-ee-AY-nah)
Buxus sempervirens
(BUX-us sem-per-VEER-enz)
Buxus sinica var. insularis
(BUKS-us SIN-ih-kah variety in-soo-LAR-iss)