The Egyptian Buxus (sempervirens) Pyramid, otherwise known as the Common Box Pyramid is exceptionally tight, compact and sophisticated. This along with its evergreen and slow growing characteristics, makes it the perfect choice for topiary. Buxus topiary should be pruned in mid summer; then tidied up in late summer to early autumn to enable it to maintain its shape. If it is to remain in a pot, slow releasing fertiliser is essential. Box is incredibly versatile and is capable of growing in both full shade or sun whilst giving a sophisticated, stylish look o the garden.
Box prefers free draining soil and will not tolerate being waterlogged permanently.