Buxus ball (Buxus Sempervirens ball)
Wow, such a beautiful boxwood ball in your garden. And not only beautiful, it is also evergreen and hardy this Buxus Sempervirens ball. It is satisfied everywhere, with the sun on his face or in the shade. Although the boxwood is susceptible to the boxwood caterpillar and boxwood moth, it is and remains a favorite in most gardens. Not for nothing, because it is just a beautiful and easy plant.
Buxus ball (Buxus Sempervirens ball)
Wherever you plant the boxwood ball: in the garden, in a planter or in a pot: it is a striking appearance. It is also possible to use the boxwood balls as a hedge. That looks very special: a ball hedge.
The boxwood originally comes from southern countries, but it also thrives very well in our climate.
Why choose the boxwood ball?
- The boxwood ball in a pot or in the garden is a real eye-catcher.
- It is green all year round.
- The plant is hardy.
- Its growth is quite slow.
- The ball can be pruned very well.
- It can withstand shade.
- The plant is not expensive.
When is the best time to plant a boxwood?
It’s best to plant the boxwood between October and the end of April.
How do you plant a boxwood ball?
- If you put it in the garden, make sure it does not compete for nutrition and moisture with weeds. So make the piece of land weed free.
- Dig a hole about 1.5 times as deep and wide as the root ball.
- Make sure to loosen the soil well.
- Sprinkle some lime in the hole and mix it through the substrate.
- Then sprinkle in some compost with plenty of leafy soil. Then mix this together with the lime and the rest of the earth.
- Place the boxwood ball upright in the hole.
- The top of the root ball should be equal to the ground level.
- Fill the hole with soil and press down well.
- Water the boxwood ball sufficiently.
Provide enough water, but not too much.
Give the boxwood cow manure pellets when it starts to grow. Preferably at the end of February, in May after pruning or in July.
You can only plant the boxwood ball when it doesn't freeze.
The boxwood ball does well everywhere, but it prefers a spot in the sun or partial shade.
Treating known boxwood diseases
Boxwood caterpillar (boxwood moth) - leaves that are stuck together (silk), dead leaves, bare branches and the "skeleton" of the boxwood are a sign that the boxwood caterpillar or boxwood moth is in your boxwood. If the bark is still green, the plant is still alive. What you can do: Control the caterpillar in an environmentally friendly way. You must carry out the treatment very thoroughly and certainly repeat it the following week.
Boxwood fungus - the boxwood sometimes suffers from the boxwood fungus. It will then develop yellow or brown leaves that eventually fade completely. The leaves are falling out more and more, leaving a bare plant. Remove those branches. Then also clean your tools, gloves and clothing. Our advice is: make sure the plant is in organic boxwood soil and give them sufficient boxwood nutrition.
If the plant needs to be removed, consider a boxwood substitute: yew, thuja or bay leaf.
Advantages and disadvantages of a boxwood
- The boxwood ball is quite cheap.
- It is easy to prune due to its slow growth.
- It retains its shape and is hardy.
- The boxwood remains green in winter.
- The plant has a dense structure.
- It grows almost on all pitches, also in the shade.
- It grows slowly.
- Unfortunately, the boxwood sometimes suffers from boxwood fungus and boxwood moth.
- Pruned too rigorously? Then it takes a while before the plant is full again.
Are your requirements for a plant: beautiful, hardy, evergreen and easy to maintain? Then we have good news for you: the boxwood or Buxus Sempervirens ball is the perfect choice for you.
Are you convinced? Order the plant immediately. Do you have questions? Then contact us.