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Buxus sempervirens hedging

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Box (Buxus sempervirens) hedging plants are the ideal species for a low growing hedge or perfect for creating formal borders, as well as being a classic topiary plant. With brightly coloured leaves, this evergreem hedging plant is sure to impress whilst looking neat all year round.

Box, which is also known as Boxwood, is an evergreen and native hedging plant that is used in many gardens to create a lovely, neat formal hedging border. Due to its small, bright green leaves, this hedging plant can be trimmed into lovely shapes.

Why not have a go at Topiary? Box is universally used in the art of creating topiary as it can be moulded into many shapes. Box hedging is very slow growing which also makes it very maintainable. 

Box Hedging Problems

Although incredibly popular, Box doesn't come without its (un)fair share of problems. We'd encourage you though not to panic; many of these Buxus sempervirens diseases are rarely disastrous. For more information, please speak to one of our experts today.

Should I Be Worried About Box Hedge Blight?

Box blight is a fungal disease suffered by Box. If you've had issues with box blight before then we recommend considering an alternative species, because the disease live on in the soil for up to 6 years. The majority of our customers have successfully planted and maintained their Box hedging without so much as a hint of Box blight, and we're confident that with the right guidance, you can do the same.

Firstly consider non-chemical preventative control. Clip slightly less regularly to prevent your hedge from becoming extremely dense (causing humidity) and always remove any plants immediately that appear to be affected. Water your plants at the roots, rather than from above, to avoid creating a damp environment. If you do find that your Box hedge has become susceptible to blight then a fungicidal spray can be administered to bring it back to good health.

More Information

  • Berry Colour None
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Grows Up To 5m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
Buxus sempervirens care instructions Box hedging maintenance - A trim once or twice a year and a mulch or well-rotted organic matter will keep your Box plants in tip-top condition. We always recommend planting with Rootgrow and Seaweed Fertiliser is a key ingredient in Buxus sempervirens care, making a fantastic feed for the spring.When to prune Box hedgeNew, young Box plants can be cut back buy up to a third in their first year to help encourage bushy new growth. If your plants are already really bushy then your Box hedge can be pruned once or twice a year between May and August."

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

2. Select Size & Quantity:

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  • (Buxus sempervirens) Box 15/20cm Cell grown
    (Buxus sempervirens) Box 15/20cm Cell grown
    15/20cm
    Cell Grown Pot Grown
    Price £2.80
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Min. Quantity: 12
  • Box (Buxus sempervirens) 20-30cm 1.5L pot grown hedging
    Box (Buxus sempervirens) 20-30cm 1.5L pot grown hedging
    20/30cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Box 25-30cm 16L 1M Trough
    Box 25-30cm 16L 1M Trough
    Box (Buxus sempervirens) 16L 25/30cm 1 Metre trough
    1m Trough Instant Hedging
    Price £130.00
    Planting Density:
    1 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Box Bare Root Bundle 20-30cm
    Box Bare Root Bundle 20-30cm
    20/30cm
    Bare Root
    Price £2.29
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Box Bare Root Bundle 30-40cm
    Box Bare Root Bundle 30-40cm
    30/40cm
    Bare Root
    Price £2.50 Was £3.79
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Box (Buxus sempervirens) 30-40cm root ball hedging
    Box (Buxus sempervirens) 30-40cm root ball hedging
    40/50cm
    5 year old Root Ball
    Price £13.00
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Box (Buxus sempervirens) 50-60cm root ball hedging
    Box (Buxus sempervirens) 50-60cm root ball hedging
    50/60cm
    5 year old Root Ball
    Price £17.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Box (Buxus sempervirens) 60-80cm root ball hedging
    Box (Buxus sempervirens) 60-80cm root ball hedging
    60/80cm
    6 year old Root Ball
    Price £19.99
    Planting Density:
    2.5 to 3 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Box 80-100cm root ball hedging
    Box 80-100cm root ball hedging
    80/100cm
    7 year old Root Ball
    Price £29.99
    Planting Density:
    2 to 2.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Box (Buxus sempervirens) 100-120cm root ball hedging
    Box (Buxus sempervirens) 100-120cm root ball hedging
    100/120cm
    7 year old Root Ball
    Price £44.99
    Planting Density:
    1.5 to 2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Box Bare Root Bundle 40/50cm
    Box Bare Root Bundle 40/50cm
    40/50cm
    Bare Root
    Price £5.50
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
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More Information
Berry ColourNone
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourYellow
Grows Up To5m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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