Plant Varieties That You Can Order

ALL THE FOLLOWING PLANTS ARE AVAILABLE IN TUBE GRADE SIZE

  • We recommend 6 plants to the metre, planting approx. every 15cm for a nice tight hedge.
  • Any tube grade orders of less than 30 plants are plus freight. (please enquire for your area)
  • Any orders delivered to a rural delivery address have an extra rural delivery charge per box. (Please enquire re a price). If you can arrange an urban delivery address we do not need to apply this charge

Buxus sempervirens (English Box) - tube grade - ORDER HERE

Price (includes gst, packaging and freight for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** $2.30 (Lower North Island), $2.40 (Upper North Island), $2.50 (South ISLAND) **

English Box 1
English Box
Two year old plants

This is the most popular box hedging variety on the market. It’s the one you see in the gardening magazines and the variety that’s grown in the old established English garden landscapes.
These are 2 year old plants in 5.5 cm tubes at a height of between 11 to 15 cms or 4 to 6 inches. These are excellent buying and the price includes courier costs (extra for rural delivery).


Buxus microphylla var. japonica (Japanese Box) - ORDER HERE

Price (includes gst, packaging and freight for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** $2.30 (Lower North Island), $2.40 (Upper North Island), $2.50 (South ISLAND)

Japanese Box Japanese Box

The Japanese box hedge is a very quick grower about twice as fast as English box. It is quite a different colour being lime green. Japanese box also has a very shiny leaf. It can be kept clipped into a small hedge shape around formal plantings such as rose beds – but is also at home as a border hedge or garden division up to 1-2 metres high. It’s available in 5.5 cm growing tubes and the price includes courier costs. Plants are about 11-13 cm or 4”-5” and are 2 years old.


OUT OF STOCK Buxus ‘Suffruticosa’ (Dutch Box) - ORDER HERE

Price (includes gst, packaging and freight for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** $2.30 (Lower North Island), $2.40 (Upper North Island), $2.50 (S.ISLAND)

Dutch Box
Open ground plants
Dutch Box
Two year old plants

This box variety is a smaller growing version of the English box. It will eventually grow to 25 cm (10 inches) but is quite slow growing and is naturally dwarf. If you want a box species that needs little or no trimming this is the one for you.


Buxus (Variegata) - ORDER HERE

Price (includes Postage for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** - $2.30 (lower North Island), $2.40 (Upper North Island) $2.50 (South ISLAND)

variegataThe variegated “golden” leaf buxus is a popular variety for colour and contrast in the garden.
 Its growth speed is “medium” in that its not as fast as most of the green varieties of box, but is relatively quick once it gets growing. Plants 11-13cm and are 2 years old

 


Buxus ‘Tide Hill' - ORDER HERE

Price (includes Postage for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** - $2.30 (lower North Island), $2.40 (Upper North Island) $2.50 (South ISLAND)

Tyde Hill Tyde Hill

This is a modern hybrid that has a lime green finer leaf form. It is also quite dwarf. Its growth does not exceed a height of 20-25 cm (8-10 inches) when a mature hedge.


Buxus ‘Green Gem’ - ORDER HERE

Price (includes Postage for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** - $2.30 (lower North Island), $2.40 (Upper North Island) $2.50 (South ISLAND)

Green GemThis is another modern hybrid plant – a mix of two popular species (Japonica and Korean). It will reach a height of around a metre, but is quite slow growing. It has quite dark green leaves that are similar in size and colour to the clover. Plants are 12-15cm in height and are 2 years old


Lonicera nitida - ORDER HERE

Price (includes Postage for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** - $2.30 (lower North Island), $2.40 (Upper North Island) $2.50 (South ISLAND)

Lonicera NitidaThis is a wonderful substitute plant for box hedging as it will create a mature looking clipped box shaped hedge in a year! It is also a very useful hedge plant for gardens where a quick growing metre to 2 metre high shelter belt is required. The plant is as happy to be able to grow this tall as it is kept clipped into a 15cm shaped hedge, but it will require several trimmings per season if you want to keep it tidy with a more formal look. The plant has small dark green leaves and a tiny barely visible flower will form on the plant in summer if the plant has been left and not trimmed for months. Plants are 12-15cm in height and are 2 years old.


Lonicera pileata - ORDER HERE

Price (includes Postage for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** - $2.30 (lower North Island), $2.40 (Upper North Island) $2.50 (South ISLAND)

Lonicera PileataIt is a low, ground-covering shrub, closely resembles a box shrub, growing to 1 m tall, but can put on considerable width over time, five foot spread being common, with an eight foot spread possible. It's amenable to pruning after it flowers, or can be left to spread as a hillside groundcover. The leaves are small, 1-3 cm long, glossy, and evergreen in mild winters. The flowers are white, tubular, and borne in spring, followed by purple berries. It likes sun to part shade. In mild locations it will be four-fifths to fully evergreen, though in cooler zones it will be semi-evergreen. It puts on width with relative swiftness, tolerates most soils, & even tolerates coastal salt spray conditions.


Green Mondo Grass - ORDER HERE
Price (includes Postage for orders of 30 or more plants to an urban address)** - $2.50 (lower North Island), $2.50 (Upper North Island) $2.50 (South ISLAND)

Small dwarf form of Mondo grass. Great for pots, courtyards, garden edging and accent plants.

 



HINTS & TIPS

Clip or trim your plants in August and after Boxing Day (end of December) to keep them to the shape you want. It’s important to do this shaping and trimming – even if it’s only small amounts of growth that are trimmed off the plant each time. Clipping is especially important in the first 2 years after planting to give the hedge the shape and height that you want.

Feed the plant with fertilizer a couple of times in the growing season (September to March). Any garden fertilizer will be useful – as long as it’s got nitrogen in it. Look on the label and if it has a capital N for nitrogen then you can use this. Remember you can simply put the fertilizer on the soil surface – about 1 teaspoon or pinch per plant. REMEMBER always water the soil well as soon as you’ve done this and wash off any fertilizer on the leaves of the plant. Failure to water the fertiliser in may see you burn and even kill your plants. Osmocote is another very useful easy to apply fertilizer for box plants and is readily available from the supermarket.

Buxus are hardy of many growing conditions. You can help them in regards to pests and diseases by watering when required under the plant, on the soil surface, rather than over the foliage. Water early in the morning so no moisture is left on the plant by the evening. Give them a spray with your conventional or organic fungicides and insecticides when you are spraying your roses, ornamentals or vegetables.




TESTIMONIALS

"Great product – already planted – looking good." - Wendy Ross, Grosvenor Park

"Excellent service and magnificent plants. We will certainly recommend your company to friends and family." - Lyn Sneddon, Whangarei

"Easy to order – helpful advice. Delivered as requested. Thank you" - Nicky Vipond, Lower Hutt

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