English Box Buxus sempervirens
Plant Description: A small to medium hedging plant that is slower growing than other Buxus varieties.
Height & Width: 30cm-2m high x 30cm-2m wide (Grows approx. 30-40cm in 3 years).
Foliage: Glossy green oval foliage.
Uses: Small to Medium hedge (also for pots and containers).
Position & Tolerances: Works in full sun to part shade, prefers sunny positions. Frost tolerant once established.
Soil Type: Moist well drained soils, soil pH between 6.5 and 7.5.
Planting Density: 3-5 plants per linear metre.
Pruning: May require pruning several times during the growing season (spring/summer).
Establishment & Extra Care:
- Water regularly until established.
- Do not over water, these plants do not like too much water or wet feet.
- Fertilise in autumn/spring.
- Do not like acidic soils, prefer a pH of 6.5 to 7.5.