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Buxus sempervirens

To collect for free from Wendy Alcock

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I'm looking to rehome these two sad looking Buxus sempervirens. They are about a meter tall and both VERY heavy but each one should fit into the back of a standard car (not sure they both will go in a car in one trip). I moved the bushes into an old bath a few months ago and haven't managed to plant them out elsewhere so before they completely die I think it's time to find them a new forever home. Message me if you can collect and give one or both a new lease of life.

Buxus sempervirens | London, Barnet, EN4
Buxus sempervirens | London, Barnet, EN4
Plant Size
Total Price
120cm × 100cm × 2

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Grower Notes

My belief is the leaf damage is not due to box caterpillar. See pic 2 for nibble free but brown leaves. The plants were trouble free before I moved them but they definitely don't like being in the bath so have gone a bit downhill.

Plant Finder: about Buxus sempervirens

Common names

Box, Common box, Dudeon


Buxus sempervirens (Box). This species is grown for its dark green dense foliage. It is a good species for a formal garden but it is a slow-growing shrub; it can eventually reach a height of 5m.


It will prefer a warm climate though the roots like to be kept cool with a generous mulching. You might need to protect in the winter to keep the leaves from browning due to the cold. Should prune back hard in winter or early spring.

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, edging, border, hedging, container, banks, specimen. Year-round interest.

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Buxus sempervirens | Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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