English Box Topiary Spire

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Buxus Sempervirens

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  • Timeless English Box Topiary
  • Features elongated and slender shape
  • Perfect for creating a formal or classic garden design
  • Expertly pruned for dense and desired shape
  • Beautifully frames garden or home entrance
  • Suitable for feature planter pots


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English Box Topiary Spire feature an elongated form, standing tall and proud like sentinels guarding the entrance. Unlike the conventional cone-shaped topiaries, these spires boast a unique silhouette that captures attention and leaves a lasting impression. Their versatility shines through as they can serve as striking focal points, framing garden entrances with sophistication. Placing them in pairs on either side of a home entrance creates a symmetrical and inviting ambiance, enhancing the curb appeal. Whether planted directly into the ground or placed in decorative planter pots, these topiary spires thrive and exude charm. Their ability to add contrasting shapes and dimensions to the garden makes them invaluable for creating visual interest and depth.


Product Specifications

  • Common Name: English Box / Common Box
  • Mature Height: 2 meters
  • Foliage: Dark green foliage
  • Form/Habit: Upright, compact, slender
  • Uses: Feature & specimen tree, entrance framing, planter pots
  • Planter suitability: Yes, allow adequate room for growth
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate; prefers well draining soil,
  • Soil: Well draining soil
  • Growth Rate: Slow, encourage new growth with quality Buxus fertalizer
  • Sun: Full sun – prefers open sunny position, shade and frost tolerant
  • Maintenance: Medium – several small prunes a year will ensure shape is maintained
  • Native: No


Commonly Asked Questions:

How do I care for my English Box?

Several small prunes a year will keep English Box looking in a neat and clean shape. Use sharp sheers and keep standing back to get a better view of the shape you are creating. Using a ruler / height guide is an easy way to achieve a constant height if you have several plants you in your garden. Water and fertalise the plant well after a prune. Using a quality product such as Top Buxus is a great way to keep your English Box in good health. Alternatively a slow release fertaliser will also work well.


Can I keep a English Box Spire in a pot?

Yes you can, you may find in a few years time you need to increase the size of your planter. Plants in pots will also dry out more quickly than they would if they were in the ground, keep an eye on the moisture level to prevent the plant drying out. Because of their slender nature, they are ideal for companion / underplanting.


What is the difference between a Topiary Cone and a Topiary Spire?

The main difference between a topiary cone and a topiary spire lies in their shapes and proportions. A topiary cone typically has a rounded base that gradually tapers upward to form a cone shape. This classic design is symmetrical and uniform, resembling a geometrically perfect cone. Cones are often used for their simplicity and versatility, and they can be trimmed to maintain their shape or to create intricate designs.

On the other hand, a topiary spire has a more elongated and slender form, resembling a pointed tower or spire. While it may still taper toward the top like a cone, the elongation creates a more dramatic and elegant silhouette. Spire-shaped topiaries often convey a sense of height and grandeur, making them ideal for creating vertical accents in a garden or landscape.