A small evergreen shrub often used for ornamental hedging in parks and gardens. Although its use is now primarily ornamental, the early flowers provide a useful source of nectar and pollen for bees when little else is available
- Decorative hedging plant
- Winter food for bees
- Can be trained as topiary form
A native tree, box produces a fine grained hard yellow timber used for musical instruments and wood engraving. It can live for many hundreds of years and grow into a sizeable tree, although most box found in gardens and parks is used as hedging and kept trimmed.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: March to April
A wonderfully easy evergreen to grow, box manages well in most soils and aspects, even deep shade. In full sun it needs a heavier soil, as the roots don't want to dry out. Patience is needed for box because it is a slow growing shrub, but its versatility makes up for that. Box can be grown as a short hedge for borders and paths, even a tall hedge if you have a few years to wait (the one here is over five foot tall) , sculpted into topiary or just grown as a stand alone piece in the garden or tubs.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.