Buxus sempervirens is a large, slow-growing evergreen shrub to 5m or more, compact in habit, with small, glossy oval or oblong leaves, and small, yellowish flowers in the leaf axils.
Professional potting soil will usually result in better growth because a sufficient amount of oxygen remains in the pot, which means the roots will not rot away. It is important to have good drainage at the bottom of the pot. If you are not sure this is the case, you can always cut some more holes in the pot. When the plant is potted, you need to water it thoroughly.
The right amount of water depends on different elements, like the type of pot (clay or synthetic material), the type of potting soil, the weather condition etc. A plant in a clay pot will need more water because water evaporates through the sides.
Tip: a tray underneath the pot is useful because that way you have a water reserve. You should remove the tray during the winter. Trickle irrigation is more efficient and more eco-friendly than a sprinkler system.
Boxwood can, in principle, stay in the same pot for three years when potting soil of a good quality is used. After three years or when the growth diminishes you need to repot the plant. You can put the plant in a bigger pot. You should loosen the root ball so there will be contact with the new potting soil.
If you want to keep the same pot, you will need to trim the roots. This can be done by making a few cuts in the root ball with an old handsaw so you can add new potting soil to the newly made cavities.
After repotting you need to water the plants thoroughly and add new fertiliser.
Supplied in a 6 pack
Height: approx. 10-15cm