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Box hedging or Buxus sempervirens as it’s also referred to as, is the ideal species for formal, low hedges or borders, as well as being a classic topiary plant.

There are numerous benefits and reasons why gardeners choose to buy Box hedging. This species of plant is native, shade tolerant and suitable for most soil types and sites other than wet or windy. Box hedging is a versatile, classic hedge that is favoured by gardeners for its dense and leafy appearance. Buxus sempervirens is slow-growing hedge plant, but extremely manageable in terms of upkeep and it can be easily trimmed and maintained to keep the desired shape. People also prefer to buy box hedging because it provides a stunning, green privacy screen if grown to height. Green privacy screens are becoming popular in gardens.

With box hedging being so versatile and embracing a magnificent appearance, this species has a universal appeal in both urban and large formal garden situations. It’s a fantastic shrub for creating hedge borders, partitions, green walling (mazes and pathways) and beautiful and intricate parterre knotwork gardens. Buxus sempervirens is one of our favourite species of hedging, as it has a multitude of possible combinations for shape, height and use, which is why it’s consistently one of our top ten selling species of hedge plant.

Buxus sempervirens has dense, small, round, dark evergreen leaves with an average growth rate of approx 10-15cm per annum. When you buy box hedging, it should be trimmed in late spring with hand garden shears, keeping the blade of the shears parallel to the hedge surface.

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