Boxwood pyramid (Buxus Sempervirens pyramid)
It is beautiful, hardy and always green: the boxwood pyramid or the Buxus Sempervirens pyramid. Wherever you plant it, in the sun or shade, it will thrive. Like any boxwood species, the boxwood pyramid is sensitive to the boxwood caterpillar and boxwood moth. And yet it remains a very popular plant.
Buxus pyramid (Buxus Sempervirens pyramid)
The boxwood pyramid looks great in your garden, in the ground, in a pot or planter. The plant is still a symbol of reliability and class.
The boxwood pyramid originally comes from the south, but it also thrives in our climate. A pure eye-catcher in your garden.
Why choose the boxwood pyramid?
- The boxwood in pots or in the garden is always beautiful.
- It stays green for the whole year.
- This plant is hardy.
- It grows quite slowly.
- The boxwood pyramid can be pruned well.
- It can withstand shade.
- The plant is not very expensive to purchase.
When is the best time to plant a boxwood?
The best months to plant boxwood are October to the end of April. Then the plant is well rooted for the summer.
How do you plant a boxwood pyramid?
- If you put it in the ground, think about where you want to put it and clear the ground around it completely from weeds.
- 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 pyramid in the hole. Nicely upright.
- Make sure the top of the root ball is equal to the ground level.
- Fill the hole with soil and press down well.
- Water generously. Keep doing this in the coming period so that the boxwood pyramid takes off well.
Provide enough water, but not too much either.
If the plant starts well, make sure to fertilize it with granulated cow manure. Preferably at the end of February, in May after pruning or in July.
You can always plant boxwood, unless it is freezing.
The boxwood pyramid does well everywhere, but it does prefer a spot in full sun or partial shade.
Advice & Care
- Give the boxwood plant enough water; but not too much.
- Do not prune the plant in sunny weather, otherwise the twigs can dry out.
- Have you pruned the boxwood pyramid a little too rigorously? No problem, it just takes a while before the plant is nicely full again.
- Keep a close eye on it, so that you quickly spot any fungi or the boxwood caterpillar.
- Fertilize the boxwood in due time.
Treating known boxwood pyramid condition
Boxwood fungus - the boxwood sometimes suffers from the boxwood fungus. It then develops 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.
Boxwood caterpillar (boxwood moth) - you see: spin communal tents that are stuck together, dead leaves, bare branches and the "skeleton" of the boxwood, then the boxwood caterpillar or boxwood moth keeps home. If the bark is still green, the boxwood is still alive. You will most likely not have to write off the plant. What you can do is the following: control the caterpillar in an environmentally friendly way. You must carry out the treatment very thoroughly and certainly repeat it the following week.
If the plant does need to be removed, consider a boxwood substitute: yew, thuja or bay leaf.
Advantages and disadvantages of a boxwood
- The boxwood bulb 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.
A green plant in a beautiful shape, which is hardy and easy to maintain. Then consider the boxwood pyramid. You can already see it: next to the front door or back door or just in the middle of your garden. In a pot or in the garden. Magnificent.
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