Species: Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Height: 30m above the pot, overall height is 50cm
Approximate Diameter: 25/30cm
Rate of growth: Slow growing
Position: sun or shade
Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil
Planter type: Supplied in standard pot
Buxus Sempervirens has small leaves, tightly grown evergreen box plants make fantastic ball shape.
This already established topiary ballhas the dark green foliage present all year round.
Buxus plants can be kept in shape by clipping when needed,
although it will not lose its compact appearance if left to its own devices.
Buxus shape look superb as canter pieces in planters and pots. Also look great planted in line in garden borders adding texture and impact.
Care and Maintenance:
The buxus ball should be trimmed around mid-late summer
you should then carry out rejuvenating pruning in late Spring or as required to maintain the shape.
After pruning a slow release fertiliser should be added to the base of the plant ensuring none touches the leaves or stem.
You should also ensure than the soil or compost remains moist and is never allowed to dry out.