Buxus sempervirens

common box - ball

3 lt pot (20cm ball)
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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A pair of these tightly clipped box spheres look great flanking a set of steps, a doorway or a path. One of our recommended plants, they're perfect for planting in a large terracotta pot in a partially shady site, where the glossy, dark-green leaves provide all year foliage interest and structure. Box are happy growing in a sunnier spot, but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching. If you have sandy soil it is best to keep them in a partially shady spot in the garden.

  • Garden care: Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Carefully cut back plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. Carry out rejuvenative pruning in late spring. After pruning apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmacote (inorganic) around the base of the plant, ensuring that none touches the leaves or stems.

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Feeding your potted Buxus

Whatever plant you’re growing in a container it will need feeding. A slow release fertiliser for foliage, such as pelleted Vitax Q4 which can be added to the surface of the compost is good. But box (Buxus sempervirens)is a voracious feeder and if you star

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