How to Grow and Care for Boxwood in Containers

Boxwood Buxus sempervirens

Intro: Common boxwood shrubs do well as topiaries in plant containers in balcony container gardens. A modern-style garden benefits from a few geometric boxwood topiaries. Trim your boxwood plants into spheres, boxes, spirals, cones – any shape your imagination can dream up.


Scientific Name: Buxus sempervirens

Plant Type: Shrub

Light: Partial shade to full sun

Misc. Info: When caring for a boxwood shrub, keep the slow-growing container plant in well-draining potting soil. If in full sun, turn the boxwood's container once in a while to prevent scorching. To keep the boxwood's topiary shape, trim it before too much growth appears (or else it will be harder to get it back to its original shape). It may outgrow its plant container, so if the boxwood plant is yellowing, trim its roots and transfer it to a larger plant container.


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