The Box Variegated (Buxus Sempervirens Elegantissima) is a beautiful evergreen, low height hedge that’s great for shallow borders. It is slow growing like the rest of the Box family, but makes a great choice for a topiary hedge or tree as it is a beautiful specimen that can easily be trained and trimmed into most topiary shapes. It looks great against other darker hedges too, to help give your garden an illusion of depth.
It has creamy white margins to the edge of its small leaves, which aren’t found on other Box varieties, making this unique. It does, however, keep within its family tradition of being a neat and compact hedge, growing no taller than four feet once fully grown – making it a great shrub for hedges of 30-120 cm.
They like to be planted in either full sunlight or shade, and grow on average two inches a year. The box variegated is suitable for coastal areas and chalky soil; just make sure whichever soil you are planting it in, that it is well drained. Box hedges do not like waterlogged sites.
When planting your new hedges, then we would suggest planting them six to twelve inches apart, to allow growth into a compact and dense hedge. Prune the Box Variegated hedge in early summer, preferably early June, so they can grow nicely and can be strong for the frosts that will appear later in the year.
Our Box Variegated is available in potted form throughout the year. For more information on our wide and varied selection of Box 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.