Whether balcony plants, as a patio plant or bedding plant - the boxwood ball fits.
The boxwood ball with the species name Buxus sempervirens from the genus of boxwoods (Buxus) is perfect for landscaping your garden. The plants are widely used as patio plants or balcony plants. They grow slowly, five to twenty centimetres per year, forming short branches with small, glistening, dark-green leaves that are usually ovate in shape.
The evergreen shrub is native to Europe as well as to North Africa and Asia and therefore suits almost every garden style: whether you are looking for English, Mediterranean or Asian gardens, the boxwood can be found everywhere. The spherical shape is always an eye-catcher.
The box plant is perennial, hardy and evergreen, which makes it a reliable foundation for your garden or balcony. It is often planted in combination with other planting plants or perennials such as sage, lavender, speedwell, sweet pea or coneflower.
The end of September to the beginning of May is particularly suitable for planting. For this, you should first let the roots of the plant stand in water for some time. Then place the plant in the planting hole in the loosened soil, press the soil down a little and water. If the soil is poor in nutrients, fertilising with compost or nitrogen fertiliser can be useful. For patio or balcony plants, it is also important to ensure that the plant pot is of a suitable size.
The boxwood is relatively undemanding when it comes to choosing a location: only full sun does not suit it. Shady spots, under Bäume or similar, on the other hand, are no problem.
To keep your boxwood ball in shape, it should be pruned between April and September. Due to the affinity of the topiary to each other, this can be done without any problems. Regular watering is also advisable, especially for potted plants or during dry periods. If your plant is in a pot, it can be advantageous to cover it in winter with a jute bag, for example.
The boxwood has small, yellowish, inconspicuous flowers that grow as bulbs in the leaf axils. Since, unlike most other plants, it flowers early in the year from March to May, bees like to fly to it and thus incidentally promote the preservation of the environment and biodiversity.