Buxus, Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Available from participating wholesale nurseries, Buxus varieties are sold as as potted specimens as well as in trays and as tubestock for mass planting.
Buxus or ‘Box’ are a popular hedging plant and a number of species are used widely in topiary applications.
Buxus plants vary, growth rate, leaf shape, leaf color and growth habit itself. With distinct differences between the different varieties choosing the right variety is important.
The most widely used varieties are ‘Suffruticosa’ cultivars, in frost prone areas Buxus sempervirens ‘Blauer Heinz’ may be more suitable. B. sempervirens ’Rotundifolia’ or round leaf box is suited to taller hedges
Topiary is mainly the realm of B.’Suffruticosa’ . Buxus sempervirens ‘Elegantissima’ is more frost sensitive than others while B. bodenii has a shaggy growth habit.
This is a plant that is available as tube stock through to advanced potted plants. Some growers also sell bare rooted plants of some varieties in winter, which is generally the cheapest option for landscapers.
Regarded as hardy and drought tolerant once established, all varieties will perform best in a soil with a pH of around 6.5.
Landscapers are recommended to add some lime at the time of planting. Fertilize plants in early spring and again in late summer for best results.
Growers offer a number of varieties for sale and can also provide advanced plants to allow landscapers to create an instant hedge.
Buxus, English Box, Dutch Box, Japanese Box are some of the most commonly used hedging plants.
All species and cultivars have different qualities, growing in sun or shade, different foliage. Japanese box is a faster growing box than English Box, but Japanese Box will need more trimming.
Buxus microphylla ‘Faulkner’ is a smaller growing plant used widely for low hedges as is the widely used Buxus sempervirens or ‘English Box’ perhaps the most populate ‘topiary plant’ in Australia as well as a hedging plant.
Upright forms such as Buxus sempervivens ‘Graham Blandy’ with its columnar habit make a fantastic narrow hedge or a tall feature plant, (also called Buxus ‘Emerald Pillar’)
Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ or Dutch Box is a slow growing species sometimes used in containers.
- B. Sempervirens Graham Blandy
- B. Sempervirens aurea pendula
- B. Sempervirens aurea pendula
- B. Microphylla JaponicaBuxus Microphylla Japonica
- Buxus Microphylla ‘Faulkner’
- B. Microphylla Koreana
Other Hedging Plants Include:
- Evergreen Magnolia
- Lilly Pilly
Buxus ( Box Hedging) plants are available for sale from the following wholesale growers
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.
Mob: 0421 821 307 Fax: 03 9752 0976
Quality grafted Japanese Maples. Largest range in Australia. Supplying Landscapers and Retail Nurseries. Strictly Wholesale. All states except WA.
Sproules Lane Bowral NSW 2576
Wholesale production nursery specialising in Cool Climate perennials and shrubs. Supplying Retail Nurseries and the Landscape Trade. Services include contract growing and plant sourcing.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
111 Stanhope Road Theresa Park NSW 2570
Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcover's and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.
1870 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne Vic 3977 - email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Growers of a wide range of native & exotic trees, shrubs, ground covers and climbers in 14cm pots Promotional & PBR Lines and garden hardy favourites. Supplying all states. www.faceysnursery.com.au
CNR Sherbrooke & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rds Ferny Creek. VIC 3786
Conifers, Magnolias, Maples, Dogwoods and Buxus.
17 McCarthy Rd Monbulk, Vic, 3793, Australia
Specialising in propagation and production of over 900 species / varieties of ornamental plants, perennials & rare plants. Supplying nurseries, landscapers & others. Minimum quantities apply! Contact us to discuss plants or growing requirements.
60 Railway Road WESBURN Vic 3139
Advanced camellias (RCB) and English Box, potted and bare rooted
DE VRIES WHOLESALE NURSERIES
45 Wynyard Ave Rossmore NSW 2557
PH/Fax 02 9606 4086
Growers of quality, buxus.
Phone 03 5968 1071, 0428521097 Fax 039756 7387
ALL GREEN NURSERY
130 Old Geelong Rd Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
phone: 03 9749 1688 fax: 03 9749 5135
CLASSIC INSTANT HEDGES
Ph. (03) 5968 9818
Specialist in instant hedging lines sold to you by the lineal metre.Also available Hedge & Screen Packs.