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Planting and Cultivation

A thorough soil cultivation and a good soil structure is crucial before your start planting. It is best to avoid planting in wet soil.

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Potted Buxus

Buxus in pot requires more care than Buxus cultivated in the open. Water en fertilisation must be well-dosed.

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Fertilization

Buxus and especially the topiary forms require a lot of nutrition to stay nice and green. Therefore judicious fertilizing is important to obtain good results.

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Pruning

Buxus is one of few plants you can prune in all shapes because of its strong recuperation capacity. For tight forms pruning twice per year is advised.

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Pests and diseases

Boxwood blight and the Box tree caterpillar are two of the most common problems with Buxus but they are easy to treat. The caterpillars of the Buxus moth can even be treated biologically.

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Links and additional info

In this section you will find additional information and links to interesting websites about Buxus.

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Warning system
Indication of possible infection or pests

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