Buxus sempervirens Spirals – Box

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Topiary Spirals – Buxus sempervirens Spirals – Box

Buxus sempervirens Spirals - Topiary Box Wholesale Topiary hedging nursery based in Hampshire West Sussex Surrey Dorset New Forest Greater London Wiltshire

Buxus sempervirens Spirals – Box – Pot Grown

Botanical Name Shape / Style Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex VAT) Type
Buxus sempervirens Spiral 100-110cm POA C
Spiral 110-120cm POA C
Spiral 120-130cm POA C
Spiral 130-140cm POA C

Key: Type – C = Container

Buxus sempervirens Cones – Root Ball

Botanical Name Shape / Style Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex VAT) Type
Buxus sempervirens Cone TBC POA RB

Key: RB = Root Ball | (Available November to March)

Details / Key Facts

Buxus sempervirens Topiary Spirals are an elegant addition to any garden. They are formal, showy plants which are shaped from small trees or shrubs. Topiary plants are relatively easy to care for but do need regular pruning to maintain a neat and tidy shape. Often, topiary is kept potted so will require regular watering, a high quality topiary fertiliser and good compost.  Using a specialist topiary fertiliser will reduce excess growth so less pruning is needed.

The pruning of topiary is relatively easy, simply trim off any protruding branches using sharp shears. To maintain the spiral shape cut the top level of the spiral as the tree grows. Match the angle of the level below it and gradually turn it over one or two seasons as the plant grows.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Box
  • Botanical name: Buxus sempervirens
  • Group: Shrub, Hedge
  • Flowering time: n/a
  • Planting time: Autumn or spring
  • Height and spread: Up to 5m by 5m (16ft by 16ft), but can be kept smaller
  • Aspect: Sun or shade
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Cultivation notes

Box is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, provided there is adequate drainage and it does not dry out completely. A reliably moist soil is especially important if growing in full sun, otherwise the foliage may scorch. Box will tolerate deep shade and is ideal for planting beneath taller trees.
Planting in the garden

  • Box should be planted in autumn or spring
  • For hedging prepare a planting area by thoroughly cultivating the soil to a spade’s depth and up to 90cm (3ft) wide
  • For individual specimens dig a planting hole to a spade’s depth and a diameter of three times the width of the rootball
  • On poorer soils spread organic matter, such as well rotted manure or garden compost, over the prepared area and fork in. Do not place organic matter in the bottom of a planting trench or hole


  • Plant common box, Buxus sempervirens about 30-40cm (1ft-16in) apart
  • Compact cultivars, such as B. ‘Suffruticosa’ and Buxus microphylla, can be planted 10-15cm (4-6in) apart

Pruning & Training

Cut back young hedge plants and topiary by up to one-third in May to encourage bushy growth. Further trimming can be carried out between May and August, as required.

Trim mature hedges and topiary in August. It may be worth noting that although box hedging and topiary can be pruned towards the end of May, pruning at this time may leave the new flush of soft growth vulnerable to weather damage such as leaf scorch, the result of late frosts, drying winds or unseasonably hot sun and, additionally, diseases such as box blight. Pruning later, during August when the new growth has hardened off and slowed down should help minimise leaf damage due to weather conditions or disease and the hedge should remain neat through the winter months.

Old, neglected plants usually respond well to hard pruning in late spring (May) and can be cut back to within 15-30cm (6in-1ft) of the ground.


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If you don’t see something on our website that you require, we can generally order in most varieties of hedging and topiary in various sizes please email your enquiry to: sales@langleyhorticulture.co.uk