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Buxus Sempervirens - Box

Buxus Sempervirens - Box

Type Shrub, Hedging & Screening, Container-friendly, Evergreen
Size Medium Border (50-100cm height)
Form Rounded - Bush
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Regular maintenance required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow growing

Box becomes an attractive frothy evergreen tree if left to grow - however it is commonly grown as a low hedge, with its tight pea green foliage responding to trimming. Used for formal bed edging and topiary - box is slow grower worth waiting for.

Cultivation tips: Box will tolerate both full sun and partial shade, as well as a variety of soils, especially chalky soils - just avoid very wet soils. Box is ideal for hedging / topiary - clip to shape twice yearly in early spring / autumn.
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