Box Hedging and Topiary (Buxus sempervirens) description Box hedging plants From £ 1.67 | In stock Go straight to hedging sizes and prices below > Whilst topiary isn't cheap, it's worth bearing in mind that these are all very mature plants (some of our larger Box specimens are 10 years old), and the maintenance involved in making them into topiary is extensive - upto 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.If you have any questions on this species, please contact us. You can phone us on 01257 263873 (we're here 7 days a week, until 7pm weekdays in peak autumn and spring seasons), email us at Box topiary plants We have numerous Box topiary for sale which can be seen at the bottom of this listing or navigated to using the links in the Page Contents to the top right of the page. We have only shown the prices for small Go straight to topiary sizes and prices below > Box balls, cones, 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. [email protected] or if you'd like to speak on the phone but would like us to pay for the phone call (and why not!) then use our Request a Call Back facility. Just put your phone number in the subject area of this email address [email protected] and one of our experienced advisors will call you back within 15 minutes.New ranges of topiary, turf, topsoil, and perennial border plants now available. Discounts Our website automatically discounts all orders other than our discounted packs. The larger the order the greater the discount; please see our discount kick in points below. 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. 10% off orders over £2000 7.5% off orders over £1000 5% off orders over £500 2.5% off orders over £250 Pot grown Box Grown and delivered in containers, these Box plants are available for year round planting. Root ball Box Unlike many root ball plants, Buxus sempervirens is available year round. Plants are field grown and cared for, before being lifted with the root-mass encased in a ball of soil which is then wrapped in hessian for protection. This growing method often produces exceptionally bushy plants which will be a number of years old. Instant Box hedging / troughs Preformed Box hedging, delivered in troughs year round, ready to go straight into the ground for instant, impactful effect. Planting Essentials:
Box topiary balls Can't see the plant size you want? Don't dispair! With the massive choice of topiary that we're pleased to be able to offer you, our customers, we couldn't possibly show it all here. So get in touch if you can't see the spec you want and we're sure to be able to help you.
Box topiary cones Searching for a bigger size or different shape? With such a massive range of Box topiary to offer you, we couldn't fit it all on this page, so get in touch and let us know what you're looking for. We're positive we'll be able to help.
Box topiary spirals Need help finding the right spec? With a massive range of topiary we can't possibly list it all here, if there's a spec you're looking for which you can't see then don't dispair! Get in touch and we're certain we'll be able to help!
Box topiary cubes Can't find the size you're looking for? We supply a huge range of Box topiary and only a small percentage of it is listed here. If there's something you're searching for that you can't see on our site then get in touch and we're certain we'll be able to help! Bare root Box also see bare root discounted packs > A cost effective way to plant Buxus hedging plants in the bare root season, November to April (weather dependent). These bushy plants are lifted, whilst dormant, straight from the ground and delivered with bare roots, ready to go into your planting area. Discounted packs of bare root Box Our same great plants but in discounted packs - buy more, save more! Discounted packs of cell grown Box Get the very best prices, as well as the very best quality plants, buy in bulk with our discounted packs! Additional Information for Box (Buxus sempervirens) 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. See also our advice on Planting Density for more information to help you choose spacing for your buxus plants. 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. 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. 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 (which if you buy from Hedges Direct, they will be, compared to a b&q box hedge) then your Box hedge can be pruned once or twice a year between May and August. 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. 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. - Should I be worried about box hedge blight? 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. - What about box rust? We are often asked which hedge plants make a good alternative to Box hedging. - Still worried about box hedge problems? 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). Despite Buxus sempervirens problems, this species remains endearingly popular as a low hedging option and rightly so. Buying Box topiary trees Sizes of Buxus topiary The sizes shown are approximate (but 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. Box topiary care A regular trim, once or twice a year will help to maintain the shape of your topiary – hedge cutters, manual or electric, are perfect for this job. For Buxus topiary which is planted in the ground a top dressing of mulch or well-rotted organic matter is ideal for keeping moisture and nutrients at an optimum level. If you do neglect your Box topiary (perhaps it was an inherited plant or you’ve simply been a bit lack lustre in the gardening department – it happens to us all!) then don’t panic, all is not lost. Box will respond well to a hard prune in early spring and given plenty of water and feeds like organic mulch or Seaweed Fertiliser, it will come back over time. Growing topiary in containers is ideal for small spaces, city gardens and to punctuate an entranceway. Simply ensure that the container is large enough to house your plant and that you use a good planting medium (avoid multi-purpose). Aftercare remains the same as for soil grown plants. Back to top of page