The Box Golden (Buxus Microphylla Golden Triumph) is native to the UK and is relatively new in establishment. Closely related to the Box Faulkner, it is a slow growing evergreen shrub with yellow foliage, that matures to a yellow/green two tone effect. Its nature is to be compact, with small leaves that are gold/green variegated (green and yellow). These hedges make for fantastic topiary shapes and low hedges, such as bordering flowering beds.
Pruning any Box hedge, including the Box Golden, is traditionally done on Derby Day, but typically any time in early June is suitable. This will then allow your freshly trimmed hedge enough time to ripen, grow and stand in good stead, before the frosts hit in the autumn and winter time.
When it comes to planting your new hedge, we recommend planting your Box Golden six inches apart so they can grow and entwine with each other when they are developing to form a dense hedge. All Box hedges are suitable for planting in either full sunlight or full shade, but with soil that is well drained.
With this being a shallow, surface rooting plant, preparing the soil of the site where you’ll be planting it is essential in giving it a good start in its new home. Also an annual mulch in spring will help in its growth, and keep the roots cool during the balmy summer months.
Our Box Golden is available in potted form throughout the year. For more information on our wide and varied selection of Box Golden plants or any of our other hedging varieties, contact our specialist team members for more information.
We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.