This ball shaped bush is a great evergreen alternative to box topiary. It looks almost identical but is a slighly darker green. Another key benefit is that this variety does not suffer from leaf spot, rust or box blight and is not prone to leaf scorch when it is pruned. In late May to June it produces tiny white flowers and in the Autumn it bears small black berries. This plant is a member of the holly family but, whilst the leaves are almost identically shaped, they are a fraction of the size and not prickly! Clip your ball several times a year during its growing season and it will keep it's compact shape. Features
Foliage Colour: Dark Green
Flower Colour: White
Comes in a: 26cm pot
Approx. Height x Spread on Arrival: 28cm x 24cm 11in x 9in)
Approx. Untrimmed Growth Height x Spread: 3m x 1.2m (10ft x 4ft)
Flowering Period: Late May to June
Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed
Growing Habit: Bushy
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Rate of Growth: Average annual growth 8-12"
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture: Moist but well-drained
Soil Requirements: All soil types
Planting: This adaptive hedge will grow in almost all soils, and thrives best in partial shade. It can be planted from November to March, when the hedge is dormant. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant is clear and weed-free.
Caring and Maintenance: Keep well watered in extended dry periods and free of weed competition. Pruning is best undertaken in May and September.