Buxus Sempervirens English Box
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Buxus sempervirens English Box
Starting from: $9.95
Buxus sempervirens, commonly known as English Box or Common Boxwood, is a species of evergreen shrub widely used in formal gardens and landscaping. English Box is a slow-growing shrub that can reach a height of about 1-2 meters and a spread of .5-1mt. Can be pruned and maintained as low as 30cm for formal low border hedging.
The leaves of Buxus sempervirens are small, oval-shaped, and leathery. They are dark green and remain on the plant year-round, providing an evergreen presence in the landscape. The dense foliage is ideal for shaping into formal topiaries or geometric forms like cones. Can tolerate a variety of environmental conditions, including full sun to partial shade.
Prefers well-draining soil with consistent moisture. Ensure the soil is kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
English Box is well-suited for pruning and shaping into various forms, including cones. To maintain the cone shape, regular pruning is required. Prune in late spring or early summer after the new growth has emerged. Use sharp, clean tools and trim the foliage along the sides and top to achieve the desired cone shape.
English Box are popular for creating formal hedges, focal points in the garden, or adding structure to landscape designs. They can be placed in containers or planted directly in the ground. English Box can be used individually or in groupings to create visual interest and provide a classic, formal look to garden spaces.
Regular maintenance is necessary to keep the English Box healthy and well-shaped. This includes regular pruning, watering, occasional fertilization and annual application of dolomite lime, and monitoring for common boxwood pests and diseases.
Very popular low hedging plant. Maintain a dense vigorous habit by pruning in early spring. Great for topiary, pots or garden bed edging. Hardy in most positions and soils in full sun through to part shade. .
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