BUXUS (BOX) as a Hedgeplant

(Evergreen)

One of the best and most popular evergreen hedging plants. Box hedges last for many years and provide an even background and an impenetrable barrier.

Buxus sempervirens, up to 8 ft., very hardy and slow growing. Lends itself to close clipping, and is the most popular plant for topiary. Plant 1 to 2 ft. apart in April or October. Trim in the summer, more than once if necessary. Some nurseries will sell this box by the yard of plants. It should be trimmed closely throughout the summer.

B. s. aurea-maculata. The golden variegated leaves are attractive, and this form has considerable contemporary appeal.

B. s. suffruticosa, up to 1-1/2 ft., a dwarf shrub widely used for miniature hedges and for edging parterres and the older vegetable gardens. Plant in April, late September or October about 3 in. apart.

Buxus sempervirens foliage

Buxus sempervirens foliage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

11. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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