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Introducing the new Buxus Ball Alternatives Bed

Introducing the new Buxus Ball Alternatives Bed

Topiary balls of all sorts are a staple for use in the garden either to create a formal look, a fluid bouncy effect or as a stand alone focal point.  

Traditionally Buxus has been the go to plant for topiary balls but much has changed in the last few years and as a result we have restructured part of the nursery to reflect the much wider plant choice available as topiary balls. 

Ladies and Gents please may I introduce you to our new BALL BED.  A tantalising selection of topiary ball alternatives to Buxus.  All plants on this bed will need maintenance and pruning to keep to the required shape.  In stock we have a range of different plants and different sizes to choose from. 

A small selection of plants that can be found on our Ball Bed are highlighted below:

  • Azalea Balls.  5 different flowering varieties to choose from.  These look great when in flower. 
  • Osmanthus x burkwoodii.  Evergreen foliage with tough, shiny, ovate leaves.  In spring the very fragrant tubular white flowers are freely produced.  Trim in late summer to keep in shape. 
  • Lonicera nitida Scoop.  Small elegant foliage that responds well to trimming.  Perfect for smaller sized topiary balls.  Lovely colour to the foliage
  • Ilex x meserveae.  4 varieties to choose from with interesting glossy foliage
  • Photinia x fraserii Little Red Robin.  A compact growing variety of Photinia with bright red new growth and much smaller leaves
  • Prunus lusitanica Myrtifolia.  A stalwart in the plant world.  Excellent glossy foliage held on red stems. 
  • Ilex crenata balls.  10 different varieties in over 6 sizes available. 

These are only a selected few of the options on offer.  To check out what else we have in site follow this link – topiary balls

Other ball shaped plants are available to choose from including Pinus mugo options and Pittosporum balls that do not require any pruning are held elsewhere on site.    

Azalea Balls