Buxus ‘English Box’ 12″ Pot (Eco Grade)


Buxus sempervirens

English Box is the classic box hedging plant. With deep green foliage, compact habit and a slow growth rate they are perfect for a low maintenance hedge once established.

Perfect for formal hedging, low borders, topiary’s and pots!
Prefers full sun to part shade in well draining soil and can tolerate frost. Having a slow growth rate it you can see roughly 30cm of growth per growing season. This slow growing plant grows to approximately 1.5m in height. It is shade tolerant. Plant 5 per meter for a low hedge and 4 per meter for a taller hedge.

12″/30cm pot size.
This product is Economy Grade/Imperfect stock, which means it’s a little bit scrappy, but with some tender loving care it can be returned to it’s former glory. Not recommend for a novice gardener. Economy items cannot be returned or exchanged.

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Product Description

The advantages of English Box hedge and border is that it only requires one or two trimmings per year. It needs very little water and it grows in almost any soil, except for a very heavy or poorly drained soil. English Box grows in full sun through to the very deepest shade. In fact English Box will grow with no direct sunlight. English Box is the best of the low borders when you have a border that is partly in full sun and partly in deep shade.

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Additional information


Buxus sempervirens


Up to 1.2 metres, or trimmed lower


For border: 5 per metre For low border, 3 or 4 per metre For taller hedge


Traditional slower growing neat hedge or border with glossy oval dark green leaves


Full sun to part shade, moist well drained soil


Hedges, borders, topiary, mazes, containers and general garden planting