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.
But box is under threat. There are two problems that threaten the health and vitality of box plants: box blight and box moth caterpillar.