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Box, Dwarf

Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa

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  • £2.79
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Pg 5-10cm
Pg 10-15cm
Pg 15-20cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Pg = Pot Grown

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Very similar to Common Box with the honey scented flowers but very slow growing, only about 3 to 5cm (1-2 ins) per year, and with, lush, slightly smaller leaves than common box. It is ideal as an edging shrub, as a low dividing evergreen hedge or for knot gardens, as, if it is trimmed regularly, it can be kept as low as 30cm (1 ft) in height. The flowers are attractive to bees and other insects.

HEDGE Trim August or September. For hedges up to 60cm (2ft). Plant 10 - 15cm (4 - 6ins) apart.

SHRUB 90 x 90cm (3 x 3ft).

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Box, Dwarf is available as:

Pg = Pot Grown

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year.

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Box, Dwarf in a single row between 10cm/4ins apart and 15cm/6ins apart:

Planting closer will mean the plants will grow together and form a hedge quicker, but requires more plants.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Box, Dwarf: Prune any straggly or untidy shoots, otherwise no immediate pruning is required.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
    • Keeps Leaves in Winter
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
      Suitable for Costal Areas
      Suitable for Damp Shade
      Suitable for Dry Shade
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      15-60cm (6-24ins)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      90cm (3ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      2.5-5cm (1-2ins)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, 10-15cm (4-6ins)
      Pot Grown, 15-20cm (6-8ins)
      Pot Grown, 5-10cm (2-4ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown