Dwarf Box Hedge Plants

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Shade Full Shade, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Alkaline/Chalky
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Native

Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa

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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
15/20 cm - Potted Out of stock £5.76Out of stock£5.22Out of stock£4.86Out of stock£4.32Out of stock£4.08
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Buxus Sempervirens Suffruticosa Hedging

Dwarf Box, Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa, is a small, slow growing evergreen shrub that is perfect for low, ornamental hedging, usually along the edge of a flower bed or in a decorative parterre. It has lush, densely packed, bright leaves that clip neatly and suit topiary. Our box plants are grown outdoors to keep them hardy and have been clipped for extra bushiness.
Dwarf Box grows about 2-3cms per year and, after 30 or years, it can reach about 1 metre high.
Dwarf Box is good for hedges under 50cms high; we recommend using the more vigorous Common Box for edging and topiary projects over 50cms tall.

Dwarf Box bushes are only delivered pot-grown, year round.

View our selection of evergreen hedging or see our full range of hedging plants.

Choosing a size: When you are ordering Dwarf Box plants for a hedge, we generally recommend that you use the smaller, 15-20cm tall plants. They are cheaper than large plants and they will establish well in poor conditions. Use larger plants if you want a taller hedge quickly or if you want to clip them as topiary.
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Spacing a Dwarf Box hedge:

Plant Dwarf Box hedging at about 7 plants per metre, 14.3 cms apart. You can also get good results with planting at 6 per metre and if you plant them at 8 per metre, you will get a thick hedge more quickly.

General description of Dwarf Box plants:

They are pretty much the same as Common Box, apart from their slower growth. The leaves are slightly brighter green. Box is one of the few plants that actually prefers growing in partial shade over full sun. It will tolerate any well drained soil and can grow near the sea.
Dwarf box is most commonly used for precisely clipped, knee-high decorative borders; it is sometime called Edging Box. It also looks good in a pot, trimmed into a neat geometric shape.
Dwarf Box plants do flower but, as there are no petals, you will probably only notice the bees that it attracts. Rabbits and deer do not eat box.

Did You Know?

Box is a native plant and the Suffruticosa cultivar was bred in 1753. It was given an RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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