Growing guide

How to grow box

This popular and versatile evergreen shrub is mainly grown as low hedging to edge beds or as topiary shapes. It suits almost any style of garden, from modern minimalist to traditional formal parterres. Due to its small evergreen leaves and dense growth, it’s ideal for creating neat geometric shapes and is often clipped into balls, cones and spirals.

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