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Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

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Dwarf / Compact Box hedging plants

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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.
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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 Best for Hedging 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.

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Pot grown and cell grown plants are available year round and make a great option when planting a hedge. Pots come in various sizes, as do the plants grown in them, and can be planted when convenient for you. These plants will be happy in their pots, given enough water, until you’re ready to plant. Cell Grown plants are usually small, 10-30cm and a great step between Pots and Bare Roots.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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Bare root hedging plants are extremely popular. They are delivered and should be planted during the dormant season (usually November to April) and can be pre ordered from mid-summer. We recommend pre-ordering where possible to reserve your plants but take new orders right the way through the season. Bare roots are a cost effective way of planting a new hedge.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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Root balls are generally available from October through to April/May, though some species are available year round. The plants are field grown and then lifted with a ‘ball’ of soil around the roots that is secured with hessian and sometimes wire. Root balls are often very impressive plants that can be pre ordered from mid-summer.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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Instant hedging provides immediate impact to any project. These hedge units are grown in troughs or strong bags where they are shaped and pruned over many years to create a hedging panel that is already knitted together, producing an impressive instant hedge. Instant hedging is available to plant year round.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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Here you will see all of the hedging plants that we provide in this species under one tab. From small cell grown plants to large root balls it’s all here! To narrow down the list or view the root types individually please use the other tabs.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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