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Buxus (Box Plant) - 1 Litre

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Botanical name

Buxus sempervirens 'Angustifolia'

Other names

Box 'Angustifolia', Narrow-leaved buxus, Narrow-leaved box, Long-leaved box, Buxus angustifolia



Variety or Cultivar

'Angustifolia' _ 'Angustifolia' is a bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and insignificant, yellow-green flowers in spring.

Native to

Garden origin




Bushy, Rounded


Ingestion may cause stomach upset; contact may irritate the skin.



Yellow-green, Insignificant or absent in Spring


Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) , Box sucker , Mussel scale

Specific diseases

Box blights , Leaf spot

General care


As an informal hedge, requires little pruning. Hedging plants & topiary can be cut back hard when young to encourage bushy growth. Mature hedges can be trimmed every 4-6 weeks from late spring to early autumn.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings

Where to grow

Buxus sempervirens 'Angustifolia' (Box 'Angustifolia') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Instant, Mediterranean, Containers, Architectural, Foliage only


Grow in well-drained soil in partial shade to avoid scorch by sun and strong winds. If using for topiary or hedging, plant young plants just below the nursery soil mark to encourage growth from the base.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral


Partial Shade, Full Shade


North, South, East, West


Exposed, Sheltered