The three best alternatives to box for simple topiary – The Middle-Sized Garden


October 18th, 2020 Posted In: Garden trends & design, Gardening know how

There are only a few good alternatives to box (English boxwood or Buxus sempervirens) for topiary. But I have just visited a delightful private garden in Kent which shows off both box and the best box substitutes absolutely beautifully.

With the box tree moth caterpillar currently munching its way through gardens everywhere, it’s been a hot topic for the past few years.

I’ve asked the head gardener of this beautiful garden in Kent, Jim Treby, about alternatives to box for topiary and hedging. The garden

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