When should I plant box hedging?

When should I plant box hedging?

When to plant Box is available all year round, but is best planted in autumn or spring. Bare-root plants for hedging are available in winter, mainly from mail-order suppliers, and should be planted as soon as they are delivered.

How far apart should box hedging be planted?

5 to
A Box hedge is closely planted – 5 to the metre is ideal, and it is much easier to get even spacing by putting plants into a trench than by digging holes. Use a line to make sure they are planted in a straight row and space the plants at exactly 20 cm intervals – uneven spacing shows up for years afterwards.

Which box hedge is best?

1. Japanese box Box is the classic formal hedge plant and for most parts of Australia, Japanese box is the best variety. It has glossy, green foliage with lime-green new growth and a moderate growth rate. In cold areas, use English box (Buxus sempervirens), which is darker, matt green and slower growing.

When should I buy Buxus?

Buxus sempervirens growth rate Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May. Box is an unusual species in that it’s absolutely fine to buy root balls all year round.

Why are the leaves on my boxwood turning yellow?

Phytophthora root and crown rot can also cause the wilting and browning of the foliage on boxwood plants. The fungi Phytophthora spp. can cause plant stunting, yellowing of leaves, upward turning of leaves, death of root tissues and discoloration on the stem of the plant near the soil line.

How do you sow box hedging?

  1. Space plants 20cm apart.
  2. Hold plants at ground level & back fill the top soil.
  3. Straighten up the plants & then compact soil in well with your foot.
  4. Level off the soil around the plants.
  5. Once planted ensure plants are level, in a neat line & well compacted in.

What can I use instead of Buxus?

Here are their top five suggestions to use as alternatives to box:

  • Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’ You could use any common yew.
  • Pittosporum ‘Collaig Silver’
  • Lonicera nitida ‘Maigrun’
  • Berberis darwinii ‘Compacta’
  • Corokia x virgata ‘Frosted Chocolate’

What is the best compost for Buxus?

They grow well in containers in John Innes potting compost In terms of the soil, Buxus plants will thrive in reasonable conditions but they prefer lime-based soil but are not too fussy. If you have acidic soil, this will serve the same purposes.

Is tomato feed good for Buxus?

Just keep it watered and mulched and then in spring feed with tomato food. A slow release like Blood, Fish and Bone in spring would be ideal. If the plants were strong and healthy when you put them in, and the ground well prepared, they shouldn’t need much attention till then.

How often should I water Box hedges?

Your hedge should be watered regularly so the soil is moist. Depending on the weather, if you soak the soil every 2 days the soil should remain wet and promote growth. Mulch may also be beneficial for promoting growth by providing much-needed nutrients and keeping water in the soil.