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Buxus sempevirens (Box Hedge) Boxwood


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Suited to regions: All regions
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.00 m
Spread: 1.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances: Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses: Borders, Containers, Hedging, Paths & Steps, Topiary
Garden styles: Alpine, Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Formal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern
Easy to grow? Yes
Maintenance requirements Low
Growth rate Slow

How to grow Buxus sempevirens (Box Hedge)

Commonly known as Box Hedge, this shrub is commonly used in English and formal gardens as a low hedge. This evergreen produces masses of small, dark green leaves which are held densely on short stems. Left untrimmed it will eventually grow to 1 m tall and the same wide but is often trimmed to much smaller sizes. This shrub performs best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained, semi-sheltered site. It is tolerant of most soil types, except at the extremes of wet and dry, frost, cool climates, and coastal conditions. This Buxus is most commonly trimmed into a small hedge, used for topiary, or maintained in a container. Space plants 20 cm apart for hedging.


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