Buxus sempervirens (common box) for hedging and topiary
Pot grown hedging plant.
Evergreen - keeping leaves year round. Slow growing, neat 'common box' with small dark green leaves. Excellent for clipping into low hedges. Also very good as a pot plant and for training for topiary.
Suitable for sun or shade. Unfussy about soil.
Choose from pack of six plants (£12.99) or single 1 litre size pots (£3.50).
PLANTING & AFTERCARE: We would recommend 6 plants per metre, but planting density is largely dependent on how quick a result you would like.
Make sure you leave enough space for the eventual depth of the hedge - do not plant right up against boundaries!
Do not plant when soil is frozen or waterlogged. Make sure plants are well watered prior to planting. Application of rootbuilders such as mycorrhizal fungi or bonemeal can help plants establish.
Water hedging plants during dry spells for the first couple of years. Lightly clip plants all the way around (top and all sides) to encourage bushy growth.
Make sure you keep the area weed-free - you do not want them competing for nutrients.
To keep Buxus healthy avoid over-clipping - they are best trimmed once a year in early June.
Delivery is only available to the Suffolk towns & villages listed below.
Due to new Plant Health regulations we are unable to post bulbs and plants. Orders will be fulfilled using our own drivers and transport. Any orders placed for outside the specified delivery area will be cancelled and monies refunded.
All orders can be collected from Katie’s Garden Plant Centre and Bridge Farm Plants free of charge – please select option at checkout.
FREE DELIVERY WITHIN ONE WEEK - MINIMUM £25 PURCHASE TO THE FOLLOWING TOWNS & VILLAGES:
IP1, IP2, IP3, IP4, IP5, IP7, IP8, IP10, IP11
Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Newbourne, Akenham, Barking, Bealings, Belstead, Bredfield, Bramford, Brightwell Heath, Brightwell, Bucklesham, Burstall, Castle Hill, Chattisham, Claydon, Clopton, Coddenham, Copdock, Duke Street, Falkenham, Flowton, Great Blakenham, Grundisburgh, Hasketon, Hintlesham, Kesgrave, Kirton, Levington, Little Blakenham, Marlesford, Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Melton, Nacton, Offton, Old Felixstowe, Otley, Pettistree, Playford, Rushmere St Andrew, Somersham, Sproughton, Trimley St Martin, Trimley St Mary, Tuddenham, Ufford, Waldringfield, Walton, Washbrook, Westbourne, Westerfield, Wickham Market, Willisham, Witnesham.
Boxford, Lavenham, Great Waldingfield, Aldham, Bildeston, Bird Street, Brettenham, Chelsworth, Elmsett, Great Bricett, Hadleigh, Hitcham, Kersey, Kettlebaston, Lindsey, Little Waldingfield, Milden, Monks Eleigh, Naughton, Nedging, Preston St Mary, Raydon, Semer, Shelley, Swingleton Green, Upper Layham, Wattisham, Whatfield, Wicker Street Green.
FREE DELIVERY WITHIN TWO WEEKS - MINIMUM £25 PURCHASE TO THE FOLLOWING TOWNS & VILLAGES:
IP9, villages in IP12 and IP13 not listed above, Acton, Easton, Edwardstone, Framlingham, Great Cornard, Groton, Hacheston, Long Melford, Needham Market, Newton Green, Stowmarket, Sudbury.
If no-one is home to accept delivery we will leave plants in front garden/front porch. If you would like them left elsewhere please specify in the Note to Seller box at checkout.