Box is a large, slow-growing evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves up to 3cm long. Compact in habit, it is a traditional stalwart in gardens, and an essential component of a topiary display. The tiny yellow flowers appear in the leaf axils in spring.
Clipped box looks fantastic grouped together or in serried ranks along a path or terrace. These tightly clipped cones look perfect in pairs, flanking a doorway, path or flight of outdoor steps. Keep in a pot or plant directly in the ground. Particularly useful for adding structure to an informal garden or parterre, and for creating winter interest.
Clipped into a cone.
Available in two sizes:
- Small – H:55cm, Dia:20cm (approximate measurements)
- Medium – H:80cm, Dia:35cm (approximate measurements)
Other sizes and shapes are available in store
Common Name: Box
Hardiness: Hardy to –15°
Height and Spread: 500cm x 500cm (if not clipped)
Preferred Soil Type: Any moist but well-drained soil
Aspect: Any aspect
Position: Sun or shade, sheltered or exposed
Flowering Period: Spring
Care: Cut back by up to a third in May if necessary; clip to shape May – August
*Ingestion may cause stomach upset*