Buxus sempervirens Pyramid

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100-110cm 26ltr PC pot

B. sempervirens is a large, but slow-growing evergreen shrub. The small, glossy oval leaves form a dense mass, with inconspicuous, yellowish flowers in late spring.

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Botanical name Buxus sempervirens Other names Common box Genus Buxus Species
  1. sempervirens- B. sempervirens is a large, but slow-growing evergreen shrub. The small, glossy oval leaves form a dense mass, with inconspicuous, yellowish flowers in late spring.
Foliage Evergreen Habit Compact Toxicity Ingestion may cause stomach upset; contact may irritate the skin. COLOUR Flower Pale-yellow, Insignificant or absent in Spring Foliage Dark-green in All seasons   HOW TO CARE Watch out for Specific pests Red spider mite (box and other) , Box sucker , Mussel scale Specific diseases Box blights , Leaf spot General care Pruning As an informal hedge, box requires little pruning. Be guided by the natural habit of this plant. Keep plants to the desired size by pruning back long shoots. Hedging plants and topiary can be cut back hard when young to encourage bushy growth. Propagation methods Semi-hardwood cuttings WHERE TO GROW Buxus sempervirens (Common box) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years. Suggested uses Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Instant, Mediterranean, Topiary Cultivation Plant in well-drained soil in partial shade. Avoid scorch by sun and strong winds. If using for topiary or hedging, plant young plants just below the nursery soil mark to encourage growth from the base. Soil type Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types) Soil drainage Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Light Partial Shade, Full Shade Aspect North, South, East, West Exposure Exposed, Sheltered

Botanical name

Buxus sempervirens

Other names

Common box

Genus

Buxus

Species

  1. sempervirens– B. sempervirens is a large, but slow-growing evergreen shrub. The small, glossy oval leaves form a dense mass, with inconspicuous, yellowish flowers in late spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause stomach upset; contact may irritate the skin.

COLOUR

Flower

Pale-yellow, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

 

HOW TO CARE

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) , Box sucker , Mussel scale

Specific diseases

Box blights , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

As an informal hedge, box requires little pruning. Be guided by the natural habit of this plant. Keep plants to the desired size by pruning back long shoots. Hedging plants and topiary can be cut back hard when young to encourage bushy growth.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings

WHERE TO GROW

Buxus sempervirens (Common box) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Instant, Mediterranean, Topiary

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in partial shade. Avoid scorch by sun and strong winds. If using for topiary or hedging, plant young plants just below the nursery soil mark to encourage growth from the base.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered