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Buxus sempervirens

Box 20/30cm bare root
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Box 20/30cm bare root

Buxus sempervirens

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The Box hedge plant (Buxus sempervirens) is the ideal species for formal low hedges or borders as well as being a classic topiary plant.More InformationMore Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Slow Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 5m
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, clay and chalk soils, planted in full sun to full shade and inland, coastal or exposed sites
  • Growth Rate: Slow growing, expect up to 10cm per year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 0.5-1.5m

Product Details
Product Details

Box Hedging (Buxus sempervirens) Description

Buxus sempervirens (Box hedging, also known as 'Boxwood') is a native, shade tolerant plant that is suitable for most soil types and sites other than wet or windy sites. It is a versatile, classic hedge favoured by many people for its dense and verdant appearance. Due to its slow growth it is also very manageable in terms of upkeep and is easily trimmed and kept to a desired shape, often providing a lovely, green privacy screen if grown to height. Because of its versatility and appearance, Box hedging has a universal appeal in both urban and large formal garden situations and can be used to great effect for borders, partitions, green walling (think mazes and pathways) and even beautiful and intricate parterre knotwork gardens. It truly is the most lovely of hedges with a multitude of possible combinations for shape, height and use which is why it is consistently one of our top ten selling species of hedge plant.

Buxus sempervirens has dense, small, round, dark evergreen leaves with an average growth rate of approx 10-15cm p.a. It should be trimmed in late spring with hand shears if possible, keeping the blade of the shears parallel to the hedge surface. For an even more low growing hedge try Dwarf Box Hedging Plants (Buxus sempervirens Suffriticosa) or view our incredible selection of low growing hedging plants for more options.

Box Topiary

Box hedging is also the main form of hedge plant used for Topiary due to its specific characteristics and the shapes which can be created are only limited by the imagination. However there are timeless classics, always popular, such as Topiary Balls, Topiary Cubes and Topiary Spirals. These are just some of the Topiary shapes available from Hedges Direct - for the full range click here.

With various sizes of box hedging plants for sale we're certain you'll find exactly what you're looking for in the root type, sizes and prices adjacent or alternatively view our huge range of evergreen hedge plants for year round interest.

Box Hedging Problems?

Although incredibly popular, Box doesn't come without its (un)fair share of problems. We'd encourage you though not to panic, many of these Buxus sempervirens diseases are rarely disastrous and often no problems are seen at all.

Should I be worried about box hedge blight?

Box blight is a fungal disease suffered by Box. If you've had issues with box blight before then we recommend considering an alternative species because the disease live on in the soil for up to 6 years. Many (lots and lots) of our customers have successfully planted and maintained their Box hedging without so much as a hint of Box blight and we're confident that with the right guidance, you can do the same.

Firstly consider non-chemical preventative control. Clip slightly less regularly to prevent your hedge from becoming extremely dense (causing humidity) and always remove any plants immediately that appear to be affected. Water your plants at the roots, rather than from above, to avoid creating a damp environment. If you do find that your Box hedge has become susceptible to blight then a fungicidal spray can be administered to bring it back to good health.

What about box rust?

A very mild condition where some foliage can be affected by a rust coloured blister. There is no long-term damage associated with Box rust, treatment consists of simply trimming the affected foliage away.

Still worried about box hedge problems?

We are often asked which hedge plants make a good alternative to Box hedging. Ilex Crenata or Euonymus Jean Hugues are good alternatives for hedging at about 30cm to 80cm in height, or for slightly taller Box alternatives, Yew or Lonicera Nitida are often used (though the latter needs more trimming). For more information on Box problems and great alternative species, read our guide to Box Blight and Box Hedging Alternatives. Despite Buxus Sempervirens problems, this species remains endearingly popular as a low hedging option and rightly so.

Further Information
Further Information

How to grow Buxus?

Box hedging spacing
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 ball box hedging plants is as shown but you can vary this depending on your budget and how long you’re willing to wait to see the finished product.

Buxus sempervirens growth rate
Often considered a very slow grower, we deem Box plants to be slow to medium in their growth rate, achieving 10-15cm per annum.

Cell grown, pot grown and instant box hedging plants are available to buy all year round. Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May. Box is an unusual species in that it's absolutely fine to buy root balls all year round.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Buxus sempervirens care instructions

Box hedging maintenance -
A trim once or twice a year and a mulch or well-rotted organic matter will keep your Box plants in tip-top condition. We always recommend planting with Rootgrow and Seaweed Fertiliser is a key ingredient in Buxus sempervirens care, making a fantastic feed for the spring.

When to prune Box hedge

New, young Box plants can be cut back buy up to a third in their first year to help encourage bushy new growth. If your plants are already really bushy then your Box hedge can be pruned once or twice a year between May and August."

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 60 incl VAT) Orders of 60 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days see product pages for info.)

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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