English Boxwood – Buxus sempervirens

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Magnificent for formal hedges and as a formal bonsai.

With small leaves that reduce well, naturally mature looking bark and a preference for hard pruning, Boxwoods make great bonsai, especially when styled to resemble large sprawling park trees.  

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With small leaves that reduce well, naturally mature looking bark and a preference for hard pruning, Boxwoods make great bonsai, especially when styled to resemble large sprawling park trees.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Medium

Bonsai Styles

Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

Great as a border along a path or next to a building. Common Box has been a popular planting in formal gardens for centuries. Able to be pruned to almost any shape it is also one of the best suited plants for topiary.

Propagation

Tolerant of most soil types this species will grow in all areas of Australia apart from the far north tropics. The plants have relatively shallow roots and are not well suited to sandy soils unless kept well irrigated. They will do well in full sun or part shade.

Common Name:English Boxwood
Scientific Name:Buxus sempervirens
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 15
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Neutral
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:0-1m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

Great as a border along a path or next to a building. Common Box has been a popular planting in formal gardens for centuries. Able to be pruned to almost any shape it is also one of the best suited plants for topiary.

Propagation

Tolerant of most soil types this species will grow in all areas of Australia apart from the far north tropics. The plants have relatively shallow roots and are not well suited to sandy soils unless kept well irrigated. They will do well in full sun or part shade.

Product Details
Common Name:English Boxwood
Scientific Name:Buxus sempervirens
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 15
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Neutral
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Semi-cascade, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:0-1m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Easy Care Plants