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Buxus sempervirens

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height30ft (9m)Exposed/WindyNo
Hedge Height1-9ft (30-275cm)Damp ShadeYes
Av. Growth/Year*4-6ins (10-15cm)Dry ShadeYes
Wet SitesNo
NativeYesCoastal AreasYes
EvergreenYesChalky SoilYes

Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.

BOX, COMMON (Buxus sempervirens)
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Mature Common Box hedge which has been allowed to grow to over 2m/7ft. Common Box can be kept as a low as 1ft/30cm.

Very dense small-leaved native evergreen, with dark green glossy, leathery leaves which give off an unusual sweet smell. Small tufty yellow flowers appear from late winter. Slow growing and shade tolerant. Box has traditionally been used for topiary work.
HEDGE Suitable for formal trimmed hedges. Trim August or September. For hedges 1-9ft (0.3-2.7m). Plant 9-15ins (23-38cm) apart.
TREE 10ft x 5ft (3m x 1.5m) in 20 years, ultimate height 30ft (9m).

 Price per plant for

Calculate how many plants required for a length of hedge

 Tr 6-8ins
2.191.691.561.35 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.
 Tr 8-12ins
2.491.991.841.60 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.
 Tr 12-18ins
3.192.792.582.23 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.
 Pg 6-8ins
2.592.392.201.91 Currently out of stock.
 Pg 8-12ins
2.792.592.402.07 Currently out of stock.
 Pg 2-3L 
2-3L Pot
Limited stock available

Tr = Transplanted, click here for more details.
Pg = Pot grown.

We can only sell bare-rooted plants when they are dormant. Orders for bare-rooted plants will be sent when the plants are dormant again (depending on the weather this is normally in November). We still have a wide range of pot grown and cell grown plants available for despatch or collection.

We don't charge your credit card for goods until they are about to be despatched. Orders received before October will be charged at this season's prices. We process orders on a first come, first served basis so to get your plants as early as possible please place your order now.


Please enter length of hedge you require below. The number of plants and price for these will then be shown on the right hand side.

Length of Hedge

Planting Distance9ins/23cm
No Plants  
Tr  6-8ins
Tr   8-12ins
Tr   12-18ins
Pg   6-8ins
Pg   8-12ins

The Garden Centre is currently open 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday - Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, for more information see www.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk.

Where possible please contact us by email as we have reduced number of staff available to answer phone calls. The mail order office is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Bare-rooted plants (marked br or tr) can only be sent when they are dormant (November March).

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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