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Buxus sempervirens hedging
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Box hedge plants or Buxus sempervirens is Best4hedging’s most popular plant for low formal hedges, as the small, glossy, green leaves and compact growing habit makes it a great low maintenance option. Box plants will grow in the toughest of positions and the evergreen foliage provides excellent year-round screening, creating a good windbreak. See also our range of Topiary trees for a more decorative way to use Buxus sempervirens.

  • Best Features: Evergreen foliage, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 0.5m - 1.5m high
  • Growth Rate: Slow | 10-15cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil including well-drained, poor & dry soils, partial sun or full shade, exposed inland and coastal
  • Also Consider Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata) for extremely harsh or difficult sites, or Euonymus Jean Hugues, a hedging variety very similar to Buxus sempervirens in shape and habit.
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Box Hedging Root: Cell Grown Root Type: Cell Grown Height Now: 15/20cm Box Hedging 1+ £2.79 (ex VAT) 10+ £2.79 (ex VAT) 50+ £2.69 (ex VAT) 100+ £2.59 (ex VAT) 250+ £2.49 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Cell Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days Minimum Qty: 12
Cell Grown 15/20cm Min Qty 12. In Stock | Cell Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 5-7 £2.79 (ex VAT) £2.79 (ex VAT) £2.69 (ex VAT) £2.59 (ex VAT) £2.49 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Pot Grown Root Type: 1.5 Litre Pot Height Now: 20/30cm Box Hedging 1+ £5.49 (ex VAT) 10+ £5.49 (ex VAT) 50+ £5.39 (ex VAT) 100+ £5.29 (ex VAT) 250+ £5.19 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days
1.5 Litre Pot 20/30cm In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 3-5 £5.49 (ex VAT) £5.49 (ex VAT) £5.39 (ex VAT) £5.29 (ex VAT) £5.19 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Pot Grown Root Type: 2 Litre Pot Height Now: 30/40cm Box Hedging 1+ £6.49 (ex VAT) Was: £7.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £6.49 (ex VAT) Was: £7.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £6.29 (ex VAT) Was: £7.79 (ex VAT) 100+ £6.19 (ex VAT) Was: £7.69 (ex VAT) 250+ £5.99 (ex VAT) Was: £7.59 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days
2 Litre Pot 30/40cm In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 3-5 £6.49 (ex VAT) Was: £7.99 (ex VAT) £6.49 (ex VAT) Was: £7.99 (ex VAT) £6.29 (ex VAT) Was: £7.79 (ex VAT) £6.19 (ex VAT) Was: £7.69 (ex VAT) £5.99 (ex VAT) Was: £7.59 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Pot Grown Root Type: 5 Litre Pot Height Now: 40/50cm Box Hedging 1+ £10.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £10.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £10.49 (ex VAT) 100+ £9.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £9.49 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days
5 Litre Pot 40/50cm In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 3 £10.99 (ex VAT) £10.99 (ex VAT) £10.49 (ex VAT) £9.99 (ex VAT) £9.49 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Pot Grown Root Type: 10 Litre Pot Height Now: 60/80cm Box Hedging 1+ £24.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £24.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £23.99 (ex VAT) 100+ £22.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £21.99 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Min. Order Requirement Of £200 ex VAT | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days
10 Litre Pot 60/80cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. In Stock | Min. Order Requirement Of £200 ex VAT | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 2.5-3 £24.99 (ex VAT) £24.99 (ex VAT) £23.99 (ex VAT) £22.99 (ex VAT) £21.99 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Instant Root Type: Trough Height Now: L 50cm x H 30/35cm x W 20cm Box Hedging 1+ £39.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £38.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £36.99 (ex VAT) 100+ £35.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £34.99 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Trough Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days Minimum Qty: 5
Trough L 50cm x H 30/35cm x W 20cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. In Stock | Trough Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 2 £39.99 (ex VAT) £38.99 (ex VAT) £36.99 (ex VAT) £35.99 (ex VAT) £34.99 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Instant Root Type: Trough Height Now: L 100cm x H 30/40cm x W 20cm Box Hedging 1+ £89.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £88.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £84.99 (ex VAT) 100+ £80.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £79.99 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Trough Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days Minimum Qty: 3
Trough L 100cm x H 30/40cm x W 20cm Min quantity of 3 for free delivery here. In Stock | Trough Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 1 £89.99 (ex VAT) £88.99 (ex VAT) £84.99 (ex VAT) £80.99 (ex VAT) £79.99 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 20/30cm Box Hedging 1+ £2.29 (ex VAT) 10+ £2.29 (ex VAT) 50+ £2.29 (ex VAT) 100+ £2.19 (ex VAT) 250+ £2.09 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 19
Bare Root 20/30cm '3 year Bushy'. Pre-Order | Nov 19 5-7 £2.29 (ex VAT) £2.29 (ex VAT) £2.29 (ex VAT) £2.19 (ex VAT) £2.09 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 30/40cm Box Hedging 1+ £2.69 (ex VAT) 10+ £2.69 (ex VAT) 50+ £2.69 (ex VAT) 100+ £2.59 (ex VAT) 250+ £2.49 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 19
Bare Root 30/40cm '3 year Bushy'. Pre-Order | Nov 19 5-7 £2.69 (ex VAT) £2.69 (ex VAT) £2.69 (ex VAT) £2.59 (ex VAT) £2.49 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 40/50cm Box Hedging 1+ £3.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £3.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £3.99 (ex VAT) 100+ £3.79 (ex VAT) 250+ £3.69 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 19
Bare Root 40/50cm '4 year Bushy'. Pre-Order | Nov 19 5-7 £3.99 (ex VAT) £3.99 (ex VAT) £3.99 (ex VAT) £3.79 (ex VAT) £3.69 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Root Ball Root Type: 5 year old Root Ball Height Now: 40/50cm Box Hedging 1+ £9.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £9.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £9.99 (ex VAT) 100+ £9.49 (ex VAT) 250+ £8.49 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Sept 19
5 year old Root Ball 40/50cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Sept 19 3 £9.99 (ex VAT) £9.99 (ex VAT) £9.99 (ex VAT) £9.49 (ex VAT) £8.49 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Root Ball Root Type: 5 year old Root Ball Height Now: 50/60cm Box Hedging 1+ £14.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £14.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £14.49 (ex VAT) 100+ £13.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £12.99 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Sept 19
5 year old Root Ball 50/60cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Sept 19 3 £14.99 (ex VAT) £14.99 (ex VAT) £14.49 (ex VAT) £13.99 (ex VAT) £12.99 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Root Ball Root Type: 6 Year old Root Ball Height Now: 60/80cm Box Hedging 1+ £16.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £16.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £16.49 (ex VAT) 100+ £15.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £14.99 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Sept 19
6 Year old Root Ball 60/80cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Sept 19 2-3 £16.99 (ex VAT) £16.99 (ex VAT) £16.49 (ex VAT) £15.99 (ex VAT) £14.99 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Root Ball Root Type: 7 year old Root Ball Height Now: 80/100cm Box Hedging 1+ £24.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £24.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £23.49 (ex VAT) 100+ £22.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £21.99 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Sept 19
7 year old Root Ball 80/100cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Sept 19 2-3 £24.99 (ex VAT) £24.99 (ex VAT) £23.49 (ex VAT) £22.99 (ex VAT) £21.99 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Root Ball Root Type: 7 year old Root Ball Height Now: 100/125cm Box Hedging 1+ £36.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £35.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £34.49 (ex VAT) 100+ £33.49 (ex VAT) 250+ £32.99 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Sept 19
7 year old Root Ball 100/125cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Sept 19 2 £36.99 (ex VAT) £35.99 (ex VAT) £34.49 (ex VAT) £33.49 (ex VAT) £32.99 (ex VAT)
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Box Hedging Root: Root Ball Root Type: 8 year old Root Ball Height Now: 120/130cm Box Hedging 1+ £66.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £66.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £65.99 (ex VAT) 100+ £64.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £63.99 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Sept 19
8 year old Root Ball 120/130cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Sept 19 1-2 £66.99 (ex VAT) £66.99 (ex VAT) £65.99 (ex VAT) £64.99 (ex VAT) £63.99 (ex VAT)
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Box hedge plants (Buxus sempervirens) description

Box hedging, or Boxwood as it is also sometimes known, has an attractive compact form that is easy to shape and prune. The glossy, dark foliage makes Buxus sempervirens a handsome evergreen hedging choice, providing year-round interest. The dense foliage of these hedge plants provides a robust cover that can withstand harsh weather conditions in the winter and the fairly non-descript flowers that appear on Box hedging in summer are very popular with bees, providing additional wildlife interest.

Most popular uses for Box hedging

Native to the UK, Box hedge plants are ideal for borders, edging pathways, knot-gardens and topiary. As Buxus sempervirens is also tolerant of drought and poor soils, it is a useful option for banks or slopes where other hedging varieties may struggle.

Combine Box Plants with

Box hedge plants are classically planted as a stand-alone hedge, as a display made solely of Box provides a stunning feature. Another option to consider would be to punctuate your Box hedging with Box Topiary for a spectacular ornamental impact.

Where to plant Buxus sempervirens

Box plants are tough and can grow well in any soil type, including positions with drought or poor soil conditions, but prefer a well-drained site. Buxus sempervirens can be planted on slopes and banks suited to a semi-shade position, although full sun or full shade is also tolerated.

Growth rate of Box hedge plants

A slow growing species, Buxus sempervirens will grow about 10 - 15cm a year, reaching a final height of between 0.5 - 1.5 metres. The height and shape of your Box hedge plants can be easily controlled with pruning, as this variety of hedging is renowned for its durability.

Care advice for Box hedge plants

Our pruning advice for Box hedging depends on the look you wish to create. For a more formal aesthetic, we recommend pruning your Box hedging twice a year, once in spring and then again in autumn. However, to achieve a more relaxed look, only one clipping is needed, in autumn or winter. It is also possible to hard prune Box without the worry of lost height taking a long time to grow again; we advise hard pruning in spring, as your Box hedge plants will make a faster recovery during this season than at other times of the year.

Box hedge problems

As a living thing Box hedging can occasionally suffer from the plight of beasties and diseases that affect Box. All of our plants are fresh and healthy, but we've included the info below to keep you informed.

Box Blight (Cylinrocladium Buxicola) – This is a serious fungal disease of box that affects leaves and stems, it is most active during wet weather.

Symptoms – Leaves turn brown and drop off, stems may also develop black streaks and die back.

Natural Control – When buying plants, isolate for three weeks before planting to ensure they are free from the disease. Avoid overhead watering as damp conditions encourage the spread of box blight. Remove and destroy infected plants, though spores can remain in the soil for up to 5 years.

Chemical Control – Fungicidal products containing tebuconazole are effective against Cylindrocladium. Always read the label and follow the manufacturers’ instructions.

Box Red Spider Mite (Eurytetranychus Buxi) – A very small sap sucking mite that feeds from the underside of the leaves in late spring and summer.

Symptoms - Plants infested with spider mite show a fine pale mottling on the leaf surface. The underside of the leaves have many tiny yellowish-green mites and egg shells. These are more easily seen with the aid of a magnifying lens. In heavy infestations, you may see fine silk webbing on the plants, and the leaves lose much of their green colour.

Natural Control – Box spider mites are unlikely to become a major pest, so could easily be tolerated. As they infest the young growth they can be controlled by regular clipping of the hedge and then burning the trimmings.

Chemical Control – Products containing acetamiprid will give some control, always read the label and follow the manufacturers’ instructions. 

Mussel Scale – (Lepidosaphes Ulmi) – A sap-sucking insect that lives under a semi-hard scale that resembles a 3 mm long mussel.

Symptoms – Small bumps found on the underside of leaves or on the woody stems.
May exude a sticky white covering in summer to protect their eggs, and this can often be the first time they are noticed.

Natural Control – There is no natural control though light infestations will cause few problems.

Chemical Control – Product containing Deltamethrin or Cypermethrin will be most effective, spray in May/June. Always read the label and follow the manufacturers’ instructions.

Box rust (Puccinia buxi) - Box rust is caused by a fungus. It is not particularly troublesome and seldom causes serious problems.

Symptoms - Can be seen as thickened rusty blister-like pustules on both sides of the leaves. New leaves are infected in the spring and early summer. The fungus continues to grow during the summer and autumn and as a result, the infected spots become thicker.

Natural Control – Can be controlled with a regular pruning regime, clip off the affected shoots in summer and autumn.

Chemical Control – Spray during early summer with one of the fungicides labelled for rust diseases. The fungicides containing tebuconazole are effective against box rust. Read the instructions carefully and follow the manufacturers’ recommendations.

Recommended planting density for Buxus sempervirens

For information on planting density specific to your Box hedge plants, please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. You can find out more about planting density here. Please note that if you are ordering Rootgrow for bare root Box plants, please add 20% to the recommended usage level to allow for the large root system.

We offer Buxus sempervirens in a variety of root types. Fantastic value bare roots are available November to late April/early May (depending on season), and our high-quality cell grown, pot grown and instant Box hedging plants are available all year round. Buxus sempervirens is unusual in that it can be root balled throughout the year, which means we have a great selection of root balls in a range of sizes.

The vast bulk of our Box hedge plants are UK grown by industry experts, though we sometimes source our plants from professional cultivators abroad, where we can be sure that the quality of the plants matches that of our UK sites. At Best4hedging we always endeavour to bring you the freshest, best quality products whilst keeping our prices low, so you can buy Box hedge plants with confidence from our nursery in Lancashire.

 

Delivery Cost

  • Orders £60 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £60 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Free delivery over £150

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold back orders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.

Returns

We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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