| To view our helpful video on box hedging plants - Click HereThe Box hedge plant (Buxus sempervirens) is the ideal species for formal low hedges or pathway hedging as well as being a classic topiary plant. Buxus sempervirens has very dense small round dark evergreen leaves. It is a slow growing plant with an average rate of growth of approx 10-15cm p.a. and it should be trimmed in late spring with hand shears if possible, keeping the blade of the shears parallel to the hedge surface. It is shade tolerant and is suitable for most soil types and sites other than wet or windy sites.|
Prices shown are the price per Box plant (other than packs of 250, 500 or 1000). Planting distances are very much a matter of choice - for bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 in a double staggered row will give a dense hedge quicker. Generally, smaller plants should be planted at higher density. Cell grown should be planted at 4 per metre in a single row or 6 per metre in a staggered row but particularly with this species you could consider planting more densely. Planting density for pot grown and root balls is as shown but you can vary this depending on your budget and level of patience. See also our Advice section on Planting Density on the right hand side of our website.
Cell grown and pot grown box hedge plants are available to buy all year round. Bare roots are only available from November to late March/early April. Box is an unusual species in that it's absolutely fine to buy root balls all year round.
For topiary items, shown at the bottom of this listing, we have only shown the prices for small Box balls, cones, pyramids, spirals and cubes - but we have a full range of much larger plants. Please phone for a quote on 01257 263873 if what you are looking for is not listed. The sizes shown are approximate (but they're very close) and if you order more than one plant we will do our best to select good matches but do not absolutely guarantee perfectly matched plants. If you do want perfectly matched plants, please check with us by phone before ordering. We also have a Topiary section near the top of the left hand menu where you'll see a full listing of all the topiary species and shapes we sell and advice on topiary trimming.
Whilst all topiary is expensive, it's worth bearing in mind that these are all very mature plants (some of our larger Box items are 10 years old), and the maintenance involved in making them into topiary is extensive - maybe 30 separate trims to get it to a good topiary shape plus the usual regular repotting, watering (every day), weeding and feeding that goes into every pot grown plant.
To view our helpful video on box hedging plants - Click Here
Our website will automatically discount on all orders (other than those for discounted packs). Over £250 plus vat the discount is 5% and it increases to 12.5% on higher value orders. The shopping cart section will also calculate for you how much more you would need to spend to get a higher discount. Just "add to cart" to see how much discount applies.
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