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Buxus sempervirens (Boxwood)

Box Hedge, Boxwood

The average plant height is 30 cm
The average plant height is 40 cm

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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 requirementsLow
Growth rateSlow

Buxus sempervirens (Boxwood) Details

Buxus sempervirens, commonly known as Boxwood or Box Hedge, 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 into a hedge about 30-75 cm tall. In NZ it performs best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained, semi-sheltered site. Boxwood plants are tolerant of frost, cool climates, coastal environments, and most soil types, except the extremes of wet and dry. Buxus sempervirens is commonly trimmed into a small hedge for borders, used for topiary, or maintained in a container. Box hedges are a fantastic feature in high-end gardens across NZ. The ideal spacing for a Buxus sempervirens hedge in NZ is 20 cm apart.

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