Planting a topiary Box ball is an effective way to add an element of architectural style to your garden or Box hedge. These balls are all 30cm wide and have been tightly clipped to produce a dense and smart topiary feature.
Many people plant topiary features either in pairs or in lines to add a stylish feature to their garden. A topiary ball can also be complemented with topiary cubes, cones or feature shapes.
Box (Buxus sempervirens) is also known as Common Box and has been used for an extremely long time to produce small hedges and topiary. For this reason it is extremely popular and being evergreen it produces a mass of small green leaves and grows well in many situations. Box will often be found in many formal gardens as it clips well and retains its shape.
Box is slow growing and these topiary features should be trimmed once or twice a year to ensure that the shape is kept and to ensure that the plant retains its dense habit. Box clips extremely well and can be used to make very tight shapes.
Buxus sempervirens grows well in most soil types, including dry sites and in shade however we recommend that planting compost is used to give your Box plants the best chance of establishing well in their first few years after planting.
More information about planting a 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 as well as our range of topiary.