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Buxus sempervien suffruticosa Dutch Box

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pot size: 14cm
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Evergreen dwarf shrub with rounded glossy foliage and a dense growth habit. Excellent for garden edging and low hedge, topiary or container use. Prune regularly to maintain shape. Feed in spring with complete fertiliser and dolomite lime. Likes full sun or part shade position in fertile well drained soil. Grows to 1mt high and 40cm wide.  
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa', commonly known as Dutch Box, is a dwarf cultivar of the common boxwood (Buxus sempervirens). It is a popular choice for formal hedges, borders, and small gardens
Suffruticosa' is a slow-growing and compact evergreen shrub. Ideal for small spaces or low hedges.
The leaves of 'Suffruticosa' are small, oval-shaped, and dense. They have a glossy, dark green color that persists throughout the year, providing an attractive backdrop for other garden plants.
Prefers well-draining soil with good moisture retention. Regular watering is essential, particularly during dry periods, to keep the soil consistently moist. Avoid overwatering or allowing the soil to become waterlogged.
Suffruticosa' responds well to pruning and can be easily shaped into formal hedges or topiaries. It is best to prune in late spring or early summer after the new growth has emerged. Regular pruning helps maintain its compact shape and promotes denser foliage.
Dutch Box is commonly used for creating formal hedges, garden borders, or edging. Its slow growth and small size make it suitable for defining pathways or creating geometric shapes in garden designs. It can also be grown in containers or used as a focal point in small gardens.
Dutch Box requires regular maintenance to keep it healthy and attractive. This includes regular watering, mulching, and occasional fertilization. Monitor for common boxwood pests, such as boxwood leafminers and boxwood psyllids, and take appropriate measures if infestations occur.
Dutch Box is known for its hardiness and can tolerate a range of environmental conditions, including both full sun and partial shade.
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