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Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)

Common Box (Buxus Sempervirens)

Regular price £5.00 Sale

Structural evergreen

With its small, yellow flowers in early spring Common Box is a great source of nectar and pollen and is loved by honeybees.

Native to the UK, Box is a slow growing evergreen shrub, with small, oval, and glossy dark green leaves, ideal for hedging and topiary
In April and May its yellow flowers are popular with bees and Box provides a dense, sheltered habitat for small birds, mammals and insects.

An early spring supply of nectar and pollen 

Box is a fully hardy, evergreen, great for formal hedging, topiary and as a backdrop for herbaceous borders.   

  • Aspect: Partial or full shade (can be scorched by sun and strong winds)
  • Soil: Well-drained / moist but well-drained
  • Height: Up to 5 metres. Slow growing and clipping maintains required height.
  • Width: Up to 5 metres. Slow growing and clipping maintains required width.
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Caution: Toxic if eaten and can cause irritation to the skin.

    Plant Care

     Box only needs trimming once a year in mid or late summer.  Although clipping twice a year will suit those who prefer a sharper outline.

    Box is susceptible to a number of pests (e.g. box tree caterpillar and box sucker) and diseases (e.g. leaf spot and box blight).  These can be tolerated to a greater or lesser extent by the plant.

    Box can also be scorched by sun and strong winds.

    Common Box plants are of 9 cms pot size, but to reduce use of plastic we reuse our pots and supply plants wrapped in newspaper.  We mix and use our own compost.