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Buxus sempervirens (common box)

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£4.40 Pot size: 1 litre

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Product Description

Common box makes a fabulous formal hedge for a partially shady site, forming a dense, evergreen screen of small, rounded, lustrous, dark green leaves.

Additional Information

Plant type Shrubs
Special features Evergreen, Winter interest
Position Sun, Light shade, Shade
Size Large
Eventual height 500cm
Eventual spread 500cm
Pot size 1 litre
Hardiness Hardy
Suggested uses Beds and borders, Containers, Mediterranean style garden, Cottage style garden, Contemporary style garden, Hedging, Japanese style garden
Foliage Evergreen
Vigour Medium growing
Award of Garden Merit Yes
Care instructions Grow in well-drained soil in sun, partial shade or shade. Box is happy growing in a sunny spot but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching. If you have sandy soil, it is best to keep it in a partially shady spot in the garden. For maximum results plant 30cm apart in well-prepared, fertile soil and water regularly until well established. Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Carefully trim plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. Carry out rejuvenative pruning in late spring. After pruning apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmacote (inorganic) around the base of the plant, ensuring that none touches the leaves or stems.