Many pipe makers use Boxwood as an adornment on their pipes, I own a few that have them and they are endearing.
I also have 6 Boxwood's growing about my yard all coming from one mother Boxwood.
A Song Sparrow decided one of our Boxwoods made for a perfect nesting spot to raise a family. She doesn't seem to mind our coming and going as long as we don't linger near the Boxwood.
She left while I was out in the yard so I snuck a look at her nest to find 6 young ones awaiting her return, glad the iPhone6 was in my pocket!