Buxus (Box) is a renouned plant outdoors, though has usually recently been supposed as a residence plant. It is passive of cold conditions and draughts, producing a unenlightened shade od glossy tiny leaves. There is an essential requirement – good light, generally in winter. Stand a pot outdoor in summer. These shrubs can be clipped and lerned during any time of a year. The usually risk is overwatering.

The renouned Buxus sempervirens (Common Box) is an evergreen plant flourishing to 5 m (16ft) by 5 m (16ft) during a delayed rate. Common Box can be grown, though a small-leaved Box (Buxus microphylla) is a improved choice. Slow flourishing – shear to keep in shape. Can be embellished to musical shapes.

Buxus endure a operation of soils, though a dirt contingency be giveaway draining. If hedging, dirt contingency be good dug and heavily enriched with organic matter to safeguard a plants thrive. Buxus like a PH of 6.5 to 7.5 PH. Dislike acidic soil. Feed in fall/spring with a finish fertiliser. Use a Dolomite Lime to vacate a soil, as Buxus do not like acidic soils.


The evergreen leaflet needs to be stable from drying winds in winter. Pruning and moulding might need to be finished several times during flourishing deteriorate (spring/summer). Use as hedging or topiary, or in a border.

Secret of success

Temperature: Average or next normal warmth. Keep cold in winter.

Light: A well-lit mark – some approach object is beneficial.

Water: Water entirely though let a compost turn dryish between waterings.

Air humidity: Mist leaves occasionally.

Propagation: Take branch cuttings in late summer.

Problems diseases: Powdery mildew, canker, base rot, dieback, and root mark are common. Leaf miner, scale, caterpillars, psyllids, and mites.