Buxus sempervirens (common box) balls make superb specimen topiary plants. Box topiary balls can be grown in containers/planters or in the ground, as specimens or as part of a knot garden or parterre. Topiary balls grown in the ground will grow well with less care than buxus topiary in containers or planters.
- Position: Sun, partial shade or shade.
- Watering: Water regularly during growing season.
- Hardiness: Fully hardy.
- Pruning: Prune into shape in late spring/summer.
- Soil: Well-drained.
- Feeding: During growing season top dress regularly with organic fertiliser or with slow release fertiliser granules.