Buxus sempervirens Arborescens
Box, Common Box Arborescens, European Box, Boxwood
Estimated fully grown height between 3-7m
Our Buxus sempervirens Arborescens are clipped into ball shapes. Size 'Small' are 80cm-1m tall. Size 'Medium' are 1-1.25m tall.
Buxus sempervirens Arborescens, also known as Box, is a large evergreen shrub which can occasionally be deemed a small tree. This clonal selection, Arborescens, won the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
Box leaves are small, bright green and numerous, it has a small flower that is green-yellow in colour.
Buxus sempervirens Arborescens will thrive on most soil conditions, providing they are well drained and will live in the sun and partial shade. In its naturalised form this tree will reach around 7m over about 40 years, however it is most commonly seen clipped into shapes, hedges and used in gardens for screening. For those of you keen on topiary and manicured shapes, this is a perfect choice for you!
With this in mind, do be wary not to clip your Box too late in the season; this is a common foe with evergreens. It is best to clip evergreens after the last frost and not later than mid-July. Pruning stimulates new foliage development, which will be soft when it emerges. If pruned too late, such soft foliage will not have hardened up enough to protect itself before the cold bites and in such cases will suffer some dieback. Cautiously not pruning later than mid-July will prevent this from occurring! Whilst many of you will be feeling wary about Box Blight, please do not worry as this variety is known to have some resistance.
Mature height: 3-7m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.