Buxus Bush


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Why We Love It

The Buxus sempervirens is a classic topiary plant that's perfect for any border or container and is ideal for a low hedge.

This bush is a starting point for you the small dense evergreen leaves make it easy to form into whatever shape you prefer.

You don’t need to have Scissorhands just grab a pair of secateurs and clip away.

Alternatively hold back on the clipping to let it reach an impressive mature height and spread of 2 metres.

Thought to be native to the UK Buxus Sempervirens originally gained popularity during Roman times when they were widely used in villa gardens but they stuck around due to their versatility.

Not to mention their attractiveness to nature – birds small mammals and insects love to use the dense foliage as shelter throughout the year so they're a fitting addition to any wildlife-friendly garden.

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How to Plant

While Buxus will thrive in most situations, they're best suited to outdoor spaces that are partially shaded since they like a bit of sun for at least a portion of the day.

Into the Ground

Planting your Buxus sempervirens in the ground is a fairly straightforward job as they’re hardy plants that do well in most soils, although they do prefer well-drained and slightly alkaline conditions. All you’ll need is a spade and some organic material such as manure or compost.

  1. Dig a hole twice the size of the rootball to give the roots room to spread.

  1. If you’re concerned about the soil PH or condition, mix in some organic material.

  1. Next, position the plant, firm up the soil around it and water well.

  1. Space the next plant about 30 cm away.
  2. Water young plants regularly until well established, then as needed to keep them hydrated and reduce the chance of foliage scorch.

  1. Feed in the spring with a general-purpose fertiliser.

Into a Pot

Buxus Sempervirens also do very well in containers. They need regular care year-round to avoid drying out. For this, you’ll need some loam-based compost, a pot twice the size of the rootball and a trowel.

  1. First, dig over the soil and mix in the compost.
  2. Consider mixing in organic matter if you have poor soil conditions.
  3. Plant it all up and give it a good water.
  4. Position the pot in partial sun to avoid drying your plant out or scorching the foliage.
  5. Feed monthly during summer and top-dress in spring.

Product Details

Effort Level
Looks after itself
Border or bed, Terrace or balcony
Current Height
30 - 40cm
Eventual Height
150 cm
Current Spread
Eventual Spread
50 cm
Botanic Name
Buxus sempervirens
Light Condition
Partial shade
Planting time
Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
Code: SPRTL103572


Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
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