Buxus sempervirens used for spirals is a native evergreen plant with glossy leaves that create stunning topiary designs including hedges, topiary balls and Buxus spiral topiary. It is a slow-growing plant that requires only little effort and low maintenance to maintain neat and beautiful topiary spirals.  

Spiral Topiary Buxus - Corkscrew Box wood Tree - Circa 100cms

Spiral Topiary Buxus – Corkscrew Box wood Tree

Buxus spirals are carefully trained to showcase a stunning spiral shape and create a statement garden feature. They are also often used to decorate entrances, pathways, and archways. They can be planted alone without any complimentary plants or planted in containers to decorate patios and balconies for domestic purposes. BUY: View suppliers of UK Buxus

Buxus spiral provides a long-lasting architectural effect and adds a touch of beauty to your garden all year round. 

Where should I position Buxus spiral in my garden?

Buxus sempervirens grow easily in most locations without any fuss but to achieve the most out of this stunning horticultural design, you can use a Buxus spiral at outdoor entrances, position it to accentuate the beauty of your hedges or plant it at alternating intervals along a garden pathway. READ: The grow guide for healthy buxus

Make sure that regardless of the position, your Buxus spiral can get enough sunlight and be sheltered from extreme winds that can damage the leaves. READ: How far apart should buxus be planted?

What type of soil does Buxus hedge need?

Buxus sempervirens often used to create the stunning Buxus spiral topiary are hardy plants that are quite tolerant of poor soil conditions and drought. 

When planting the Buxus to make your topiary spirals, you can make use of sand, clay, chalk, or loamy soil. If you are planting the topiary spirals in a pot you can add in a good potting mix for healthier growth. READ: How to make your buxus grow faster?

How can I maintain the spiral shape for my Buxus topiary spiral?

Buxus is a slow-growing plant so you can afford to prune it just once or twice a year and you will maintain the desired spiral shape. On the other hand, if you like your Buxus spiral topiary looking neat as a pin, you can prune it up to 4 times a year but ensure you do the trimming and training during spring, autumn, or winter. 

Buxus is very easy to grow, shape, train, and maintain. Buxus can be grown into many shapes such as balls, pyramids, spirals, lollipop, or just hedges and  topiary. Other plants could be used such as spiral bay trees, ilex crenata, taxus baccata or yew for yew balls or twisted yew trees

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