Buxus sempervirens 'English Box'

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.