Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • common box - cone
  • Eventual height: 5m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Buxus sempervirens

common box - cone

Perfect for pollinators £29.99
Pot size 3lt pot 40cm cone
3lt pot 40cm cone
Quantity
    One of the photos on this page shows the plant with gift wrap. This is not included in the price,however you may add gift wrap (for an additional charge of £4.95)during the order process.

    • Position: partial shade
    • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
    • Rate of growth: slow-growing
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

      These evergreen box cones are ideal for a formal garden or courtyard. Best planted in fertile, well-drained soil in a partially shady site, they're perfect for punctuating the end of a dwarf hedge or for use in pairs for flanking a set of steps, a doorway or path.

      Box are happy growing in a sunny spot but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching. If you have sandy soil it is best to keep them in a partially shady spot in the garden.

    • Garden care: Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Carefully cut back plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. Carry out rejuvenative pruning in late spring. After pruning apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmacote (inorganic) around the base of the plant, ensuring that none touches the leaves or stems.
Share

Goes well with...

  • Vitax buxus feed
    Vitax buxus feed
    £5.99 Buy