Planting 30cm Box hedge plants are an economic way to create Box hedging at a reasonable size without buying more expensive plants whilst still creating a visually instant border around existing beds. These plants are container grown so come with potfuls of established roots ready to plant out in the garden.
Common Box (Buxus sempervirens) is an extremely popular hedging plant for creating small hedges and clips extremely well. If grown as individual plants they are highly popular plants to use for topiary (see our topiary page).
A Box hedge is evergreen and produces a mass of small green leaves and grows well in many situations. It produces a thick hedge suitable for garden borders and for demarcating separate parts of gardens. Box will often be found in many formal gardens as it clips well and retains its shape.
Box is slow growing and you should only expect around 15cm (6 inches) of growth a year. It will need clipping annually to encourage it to thicken out to make a dense hedge. Box clips extremely well and can be used to make very tight shapes.
The plants shown in the picture are 20cm apart which is the correct distance for planting out.
Box hedging grows well in most soil types, including dry sites and in shade however we recommend that planting compost is used to give your Box hedge plants the best chance of establishing well in their first few years after planting.
More information about planting a 30cm Box hedge can be found on the Box hedging category page. We usually stock a range of different sizes of box hedge plants including bare root plants during the colder months of the year and container grown plants all year round.