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Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Dwarf / Compact Box hedging plants

  • From £8.39 (ex VAT)

Dwarf/Compact Box or Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' is a compact version of best4hedging's Common Box. Ideal for very low-growing, garden edging, Compact Box has small, dark green leaves, with a dense and bushy habit. This is a very slow-growing evergreen so Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' retains its shape well for a smart formal shape.

  • Best Features: Evergreen foliage, slow-growing, very compact
  • Ideal For Hedges: Less than 1m high, path edging, parterres, knot gardens
  • Growth Rate: Very slow | approx 10cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil including well-drained, partial or full shade, exposed or sheltered, inland and coastal
  • Also Consider: Our other Box hedging varieties for slightly taller but still slow-growing plants and attractive feature plants.

*Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Compact Box plant, not a bundle of plants.

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Dwarf/Compact Box hedge (Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa') description

Dwarf Box, or Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa', forms an attractive low-growing compact shape. The dark green, glossy foliage makes this a handsome evergreen plant that provides year-round interest and cover. Although Compact Box produces pale yellow flowers in spring and pale green fruits in summer, they are fairly non-descript and Compact Box is chosen for its easily achievable formal shape.

Popular uses of Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' hedging

A native plant, Compact Box (Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa') is ideal for low borders, garden edging, pathways and topiary.

Combine Dwarf Box hedges with

Compact Box hedging is a classic, commonly grown alone to provide a strong feature. You could, however, punctuate your Dwarf Box hedge with Box Topiary for a stunning effect.

Growth rate of Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

As a slow growing plant, Compact Box will grow between 3-5cm a year. Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' looks best when pruned to less than 1m high.

Care advice for Dwarf/Compact Box hedging plants

We recommend pruning your Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' hedge once a year. Please view the Best 4 Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Suggested planting density of Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' hedges

For information on planting density specific to your dwarf box hedge, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

We provide Compact Box as great value Bare Roots, available November to early April (depending on season). Our Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' pot grown plants are available year round.

The vast majority of our Dwarf Box plants are UK grown by industry experts, although sometimes we source Box from professional growers abroad where we know the quality cannot be matched. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, best quality Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can buy Compact Box online with confidence from our nursery in Lancashire.

Showing 20 of our total 21 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 21 reviews for Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
August 2, 2018 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'


May 13, 2016 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

As Above

April 29, 2016 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

We hope they prosper in their new location!

March 25, 2016 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'


March 1, 2016 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Lovely plants which appear very healthy

November 22, 2015 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Too soon to say. Arrived looking healthy. Expect good result when established

May 5, 2015 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

hedging in good condition, planted just before the rain, doing well.

April 27, 2015 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Far better than anticipated. Very healthy bushy plants with large root systems

April 23, 2015 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Packed VERY badly, a big heap of 15 plants, some squashed, broken and out of their pots - considering I paid £90 - very dissappointed.

April 5, 2015 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

As ordered

March 12, 2015 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

As Above

February 21, 2015 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Healthy looking plants as described.

January 29, 2015 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Top quality plants

September 19, 2014 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Really bushy and hardy looking.

September 4, 2014 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Hedge was great, just what I hoped. It looks lovely.

August 18, 2014 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Excellent plants very healthy and look great in the garden

May 30, 2014 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Very good quality plants. Nice and equally sized.

March 31, 2014 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Very happy with the plants. Nice and healthy.

March 31, 2014 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

As Above

March 2, 2014 | Anonymous
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

A bit larger than anticipated ( bonus) good healthy plants.

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