Buxus sempervirens - Common Box - Topiary Ball

Common box has glossy dark green leaves and is evergreen.  Also used to form topiary shapes to bring an added dimension to any garden.

The box topiary ball tolerates tight clipping, so is great for small formal hedges. Also used to form topiary shapes to bring an added dimension to any garden. A slow growing shrub with small yellow flowers in spring, followed by green /brown fruits in summer. Best trimmed in the growing season, between May and September. It is a very popular choice and has been used for cottage gardens and knot gardens for centuries. Plant ideally in partial shade, will tolerate full sun, but can be scorched by sun and strong winds.

Please select the quantity of Buxus sempervirens plants below.

If the shrub size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.

  • Plant Size : Multiple Sizes
  • £15.99

Availability: In Stock

Qty Box Ball Sizes Price
20cm Diameter £15.99
35cm Diameter £39.99
45cm Diameter £65.00

Buxus sempervirens - Common Box - Topiary Ball 

Plant Information

  • Size: 20cm, 25cm or 35cm diameter. Container grown.
  • Botanical name/s: Buxus sempervirens
  • Common name/s: Common Box, Box Ball
  • Flower / Foliage: The Common Box has glossy dark green leaves and bears green/brown fruits in summer.
  • Plant type: Evergreen
  • Flowering period: Spring
  • Mature height: 4m or as trimmed.
  • Mature spread: As trimmed.
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Recommended usage: Ideal for small formal hedges. Common Box has been around for centuries featuring in cottage and knot gardens.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Once planted, Buxus sempervirens will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Buxus (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: All aspects.
  • Soil: Any most well-drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK.
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance. Box require light pruning 2 or 3 times during the growing season.

How do I order from King & Co?

Order online

Your order may be placed via our Online Shop, which is fast simple and secure.

After your Online Shop order has been placed we will send an order confirmation email to the email address provided. This will provide you with details of your order, including the order number, which you should check and retain for your records. If there is an error in your order requirement, please contact us as soon as possible quoting your order number, so that we can rectify prior to dispatch.

Phone us

We will take your credit or debit card payment over the phone. Simply call us on 01376 340469 and one of our experienced team are always available to discuss your order 7 days a week.

From our Nursery

Collect your trees or shrubs from our Nursery in Rayne.


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How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 12 noon Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday - Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.