Box hedging Buxus sempervirens is the ideal choice if you want to create structure in a formal town garden. Once established the tightly clipped hedging forms a green framework around herbaceous perennials .
Slow growing and evergreen, it is traditionally used for Topiary, producing balls or pyramids which remain a permanent feature throughout the year.
Box will tolerate a wide range of conditions, from full sun to deep shade.
We always make a point of digging in well rotted manure before planting, ensuring the young plants are not allowed to dry out while they become established.
Once they have grown to the required height they only need trimming to shape once or twice a year. We tend to use one of the more smaller varieties such as suffruticosa or microphylla for a more compact low growing hedge.