Decorative potted plants for terraces and patios
Boxwood is home to West Asia, North America and Southern Europe. Boxwood is popular because its crown can easily be made out in the form of various shapes.
The plant is a small bush up to one meter high. Its crown is thick and dense. Pour evergreen, egg-shaped. In warm weather, boxwood spreads a very sharp peculiar pleasant odor, and light yellow flowers emit an aromatic oil smell. Even in ancient Rome, the formation of amazing shapes from plant crowns was known. There are mushroom-shaped, pyramidal, pin-shaped, conical, spiral, spherical and sculptural forms of the plant. Boxwood can also be grown tall and in the form of ordinary bushes. So, for example, in Belgium you can buy boxwood in pots, the crowns of which are already decorated in the form of various figures. The plant lives for a long time.
© Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden
Boxwood blooms in spring. It is located both in a sunny place and in partial shade. Neutral or alkaline earth is best for soil. In the growth phase, boxwood is watered sparingly; it can withstand a short drought. From the end of spring until the fall, the plant is fertilized every month.
Boxwood is cut in March or late June. Formed plants are pruned lightly throughout their growth. Boxwood winters in the open air, does not require protection from frost. If the earth in the pot is dry, then select a frost-free day and pour the plant with warm water.
© Goldleaf Farms
Pests such as ticks and gall midges appear on the box only if it is very dry. Scabies can also attack the plant. Propagate the plant by division. This is the easiest way in which the separated parts need to be planted as deep as possible. Propagation by cuttings is more difficult; it is produced in March or late summer.