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Decorative Box Hedges

Versatile, reliable, hardy, easily managed and highly decorative, Buxus sempiverens is one native hedging plant that may be said to have it all. Unless the buds have been pruned, it will even produce a delightful mass of scented greeny-yellow flowers in the summer – a perfect contrast to the bright, shiny and evergreen foliage. It works equally well in a rural or urban, formal or informal, setting.

All our Box plants are container-grown and so may be planted at any time – unless, of course, the ground is actually frozen. Also, container grown Box offer the additional advantage of establishing far more quickly than root balls.

Additional Information on Decorative Box Hedges

Box and topiary are pretty well synonymous and we provide these practical and hardy plants in the two most popular geometric forms:

1) Decorative Box Balls and;
2) Decorative Box Pyramids

Box Pyramids are more usually grown in containers, but this is purely down to aesthetics and there is absolutely no reason why they should not be planted into the ground. They can be particularly attractive at the ends or corners of rectangular beds.

As stand-alone specimens, they make excellent plants to use in pairs at the end of a hedge or to frame a front door. They can also make a striking finishing touch to a formal path or add structure to any garden design, be it traditional or contemporary.

Soil and Situation: Not fussy at all

Maintenance: Trim lightly to keep in shape – but never prune in full sunlight as the cut stems will brown. Individual shoots that break the geometric line can be snipped back at any time of the year.

Versatility: Plant either in the soil or keep in a tub or container

Decorative Box Hedges: At A Glance

RHS Award Garden Merit Award

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Hardiness: ✯✯✯✯✯
Ease of maintenance: ✯✯✯✯✯
Drought Resistance: ✯✯✯✯
Soil type: Acid or Alkaline
Wet/Dry: Both
Preferred situation: Sun or Shade
Growth Rate: Slow