PLUM POT - box ball
- Box balls now available in coloured pots ready to put straight on the patio or in a pair by your front door. Available in separate colours (colours are numbered on the photograph) left to right to make it easy for you to select your favourite (please note some colours are now sold out)The box ball itself is 28-30cm and the pot is 40cm
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A pair of these tightly clipped box spheres look great flanking a set of steps, a doorway or a path In a partially shady site the glossy, dark-green leaves provide all year foliage interest and structure. Box are happy growing in a sunnier spot, but the combination of dry soil and full sun may encourage poor growth and leaf scorching.
- Garden care: Ensure that the soil or compost is never allowed to dry out. Carefully cut back plants grown as hedges or topiary in mid- or late summer. Carry out rejuvenative pruning in late spring. After pruning apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone (organic) or Osmacote (inorganic) around the base of the plant, ensuring that none touches the leaves or stems.