Dwarf Box from Willows NurseryWalgrave, Northampton, NN6 9QA
Please read : Due to a high level of orders last Spring, we currently have reduced stock.
We grow all of our Dwarf Box plants from cuttings taken from our own stock plants and this
limits what we have available to sell as it takes time for the cuttings to grow to a saleable size.
HOWEVER, we do still have Dwarf Box plants of all sizes available just not in large quantities – so, whilst, we have decided
to take them out of our online shop for now (so that we can ensure that we can meet all orders as they come in), please do email email@example.com or give us a call on 01536 791371 to check on availability.
Our Dwarf Box plants have been propagated from
our own stock plants and are raised in nursery beds
and sent out bare-rooted throughout the year.
This form of Box is ideal for creating a neat, easily
maintained, evergreen garden edging/low hedging
or knot garden/parterre design as well as being
suitable for topiary.
Please get in touch by ’phone or email if you
need any information that you cannot find here.
Les & Anne Cordes
Box is a slow-growing, evergreen, native plant,
dense in habit with small dark green glossy foliage.
Dwarf Box is a slower growing cultivar valued as an
excellent formal edging/low hedging plant, as well as being suited to topiary as it responds very well to clipping.
For larger hedges (say, more than 18 inches/45cm) and
larger topiary designs, Buxus Sempervirens (known as Common Box) is a more popular choice.
These photographs are from our own garden.
The two photographs above (including our daughter) show
our dwarf box maze – easily maintained as a fun low hedge.
As our need for more cuttings – to supply more dwarf box plants for sale – has grown, the plants in the maze now also act as stock plants for propagation purposes. The photograph below shows the same maze some 10 years on, allowed to grow a bit bigger – looking a little shaggy, but ready for a good trim to provide cuttings material.