The small glossy leaves of Buxus
ideal for shaping into topiary. It will grow in a wide range of soil
conditions, except badly drained and in sun or shade. Although it
prefers to be exposed to the sun for at least part of the day.
Box is happy growing in
pots, providing it
is watered regularly and fed during the growing season. Pots must be
checked for water at least 3 times a week during dry periods. Feed with
a tomato feed once every two weeks during the growing season.
Check for red spider
mite if the leaves turn yellow and spray with an insecticide