Box is an incredibly useful and versatile plant in the garden. With its naturally dense, evergreen growth, it has been used for centuries to create year-round structure in the garden. It can be used to create topiary, including box balls, to provide useful accents in the garden. Grown into a low hedge, it can be used to edge a border or a parterre.
Alternatives to box
With box plants under threat from box blight and box caterpillar, it makes sense to look at alternative plants to use. Here are our suggestions.