The small glossy
leaves of Buxus make it
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
The small, glossy,
dark green leaves look almost
like 'box', making it a perfect subject for topiary.
growing, it will need trimming
regularly to keep it tidy. Requires a sunny, sheltered, position and
might behave as a semi-evergreen in colder winters.
They will grow in any
ordinary soil in either sunshine or shade. Bears small white flowers
early to mid-summer if the plants are left untrimmed