Care is very important with the classic Buxus. Whether a dense, evergreen hedge or individually trimmed into shape - with the right box tree care, this popular plant becomes a real eye-catcher in every garden as well as in green areas and parks. There is more to box-tree care than just regular pruning: When it comes to fertilisation, irrigation and site selection, a lot has to be considered when choosing a Buxus. In addition, the box tree has recently become increasingly infested with diseases and pests. If you do not want to worry about the comprehensive care of box trees, you are usually better advised with a Bloombux®. Our Bloombux® is not only easy to maintain and tolerant to pruning, but also insensitive to many box tree diseases and pests. All important information about right box tree care, as well as tips for pruning a box tree or trimming a Bloombux® into shape, can be found here.
Fertilising a box tree: How do I care for a box tree correctly?
If you want to take proper care for a box tree, you should begin by choosing the right location. The Buxus feels comfortable in sunny and semi-shady places. There is a risk of fungal infections in locations that are too dark and moist. In terms of soil quality, the box tree loves calcareous soils with a high clay content. Avoid waterlogged soils.
Attention should be paid to the correct procedure when fertilising a box tree. In particular organic fertilisers, such as compost can improve the soil ensure part of the box tree's nutrient requirement. Slow-release fertilisers that release the nutrients gradually are also suitable. This way you will need to fertilize the box tree less often and have less work with the plant.
The Bloombux® is also economical when it comes to fertilising and is clearly flexible, especially with regard to the location: Our Bloombux® can also thrive in sunny locations and is tolerant with regard to soil conditions: whether calcareous, sandy or marshy - no matter what soil conditions prevail in your region, the necessary conditions can be easily adapted to Bloombux®.
Info: The Bloombux® is not only very adaptable in terms of soil conditions, but also insensitive to classic box tree diseases and pests. The box tree moth, as well as many other known box tree pests and diseases have no chance on the Bloombux®. This new breed is particularly robust and durable.
Pruning a box tree: When should the box tree be pruned?
Ornamental gardens with box trees in a striking topiary are more in demand today than ever before. Various shapes to which the box tree can be trimmed are the ultimate trademark of the evergreen plant. The following aspects should be considered when pruning a box tree.
Maintenance pruning can be carried out throughout the entire growing season. However, it should be borne in mind that pruning in spring can require two to three follow-up trimmings under optimal growth conditions. If the tree is cut for the first time in June, one additional trimming is usually sufficient. Strict shapes should always be “styled” several times a year. A very late trimming at the end of August/beginning of September can lead to new shoots not hardening in time and being damaged in early frost. Sharp cutting tools and precise work are crucial for pruning. Torn or crushed shoots can cause long-term damage.
The Bloombux® can also be shaped individually: It is up to you to decide to work freehand or use a template. An advantage of our Bloombux® over the conventional box tree: Its shape is more stable. However, it is important, that the pruning takes place immediately after the plant has flowered. Otherwise you might cut off the buds that have already developed for the next year. It is recommended to prune the Bloombux® between mid-June and early July.
Care for the box tree on the balcony: How do I care for a box tree in a planter?
Just like our Bloombux®, a box tree can thrive both in a tub and outdoors. The same basic care, fertilising and pruning conditions apply as for the box tree.
Our versatile Bloombux® can not only be used as an attractive hedge plant, but also thrives excellently as a pot plant. The Bloombux® offers numerous other advantages, such as the attractive flowering in May and June, which outshine the classic Buxus. The secret: The Bloombux® boasts all the attractive features of the box tree, but is a rhododendron.