Dwarf Box 15-20cm
Dwarf box is offered in a container, so may be planted all year round. To maintain healthy, smart garden hedging, dwarf box plants should be trimmed around the end of May and again in early September. The classic style is normally square or rectangular. Left to grow dwarf box will form soft, rounded shapes.
More Information (Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’)
While sharing the general easy-come nature of other members of the box family, Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ (Dwarf Box) is the choice for a low growing hedge with which to edge a bed or border. For those creating a French-style parterre, there is no need to look any further.
Dwarf Box has bright green foliage with delicate, pale yellow flowers appearing in the spring. One of its strengths is its extremely slow growth rate, making it easy to maintain and shape. Therefore, for those in a hurry, Common Box may be preferable. With time and patience, Dwarf Box will reach a maximum height of 45cm.
Soil and Situation: Not fussy at all
Maintenance: Prune up to twice a year to retain its shape during the growing season – but avoid pruning in full sunlight as the cut stems will brown.
Versatility: Dwarf Box is at its best as a hedge. It can be grown in a tub or container where its diminutive size means other plants can be grown alongside it.