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Buxus sempervirens (Large Plant)

Common Box

Hardy Shrub

Buxus sempervirens is one of the most useful evergreen shrubs in the garden! Its small, glossy green leaves are densely packed on slow growing, bushy plants. A stalwart of the cottage garden and stately home alike, Box has traditionally been used to form neat Box hedges, border edges and fabulous topiary. Well loved for its ability to withstand regular clipping, Box plants provide low maintenance structure to the garden all year round. Height and spread: Up to 3m (9') if left unpruned.


Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
patio, hedges, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden
Flowering Period:
April, May
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 4 litre potted buxus plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £24.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted buxus plant

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £17.99
    • 2 x 30cm potted buxus plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £49.99
    • 2 x 4 litre potted buxus plants

    • Despatch: Within 14 days
    • £39.99
Grow Box plants in any fertile, moist, well drained garden soil, or plant in containers of soil based compost such as John Innes No.3. Choose a position in sun or semi shade. On dry soils, Buxus sempervirens will prefer a semi shaded position. Improve poor, dry soils by incorporating plenty of well rotted manure prior to planting.
Water Box plants well until fully established. Box plants are relatively low maintenance but will require trimming once a year in mid Summer to maintain a neat shape. Choose an overcast day to avoid sun scorch. Feed and mulch Buxus sempervirens plants after pruning to promote healthy new growth. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. Very Nice Plants

    By ROBERT ISITT 27-07-2016

    I have ordered 6 of these over the last couple of years and will admit, that I have been pleased with them all! They look great in my front garden. So this year I purchased 2 more for the back. They always come well boxed and quite moist. But would recommend that you unbox and soak in water for a few hours. I purchased these from Thompson & Morgan, but on Tesco vouchers. Only one negative, is they take 2 - 3 months to arrive. But well worth the wait!


    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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