The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Buxus sempervirens ball 50cm

common box

Photo of Buxus sempervirens ball 50cm


Dense, evergreen screen of small, rounded, lustrous, dark green leaves clipped in to a ball shape.


  • Shrubs

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Japanese style garden
  • Containers
  • Mediterranean style garden
  • Specimen
  • Hedging

Special features

  • Evergreen
  • Winter interest

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. Garden care: For maximum results plant 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.


Size: Large

Pot size: 25 litre

Eventual height: 500cm

Eventual spread: 500cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun
  • Shade