We've all heard about Box Blight, which is ravaging across the land, ruining decorative clipped Box hedges left, right and centre, but it's worth mentioning…
Buxus genus (Box). These are evergreen shrubs and trees. They produce small, neat, leathery leaves which have a dense habit. There are about 30 species. The flowers are small and green-yellow in colour, and will bloom in clusters in the spring.
Woody perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants
Africa, Europe, Asia
Grown for their foliage and habit and is excellent for edging, hedging and topiary work.
They are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in any soil but waterlogged soil. You will need to trim back the hedges during the summer. Promote new growth by cutting back stems to 30cms or less in late spring.
You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
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