Exclusive Topiary

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The topiary of St George Boxwood Nursery, New Zealand

The dispersal of this private topiary collection presents an amazing opportunity to acquire some of the finest Buxus topiary available in the Southern Hemisphere. The majority of these plants are otherwise unobtainable in this level of quality, form and dimension.


Our Story

In 1990 we started growing buxus plants at our home in Ashburton, New Zealand. The cuttings grew easily and we used them in our newly established garden.

Inspired by an article in Gardens llustrated in 1995, and being keen gardeners, my husband and I decided to have a go at establishing a buxus nursery. We had a large number of topiary plants already and we transplanted them on to an acre of land at Mt Somers. We chose Mt Somers because of the higher rainfall which suited the field grown plants.

When we moved back to Christchurch in 2003 we brought the topiaries to our home in Prebbleton. Although the plants were field-grown they transplanted extremely well into pots

The topiaries are now between 20-25 years old with some exceeding 3 metres in height which is extremely rare for buxus in New Zealand. All tall plants have been grown with a central stem which gave us options when chosing shapes as the plants matured.

These tall plants grace some of the finest gardens in New Zealand. Once the current stock is sold regrettably there will be no further opportunity to acquire plants of this exceptional quality.

Viewing of plants welcome by appointment. Phone Edwina on +64 (0)27 340 9356

Edwina Bailey - Proprietor

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Our Topiary

Buxus sempervirens :

By far the majority of buxus topiary grown in New Zealand is from Buxus sempervirens. It is faster growing with a darker colouring than Buxus suffruticosa referred to immediately below.

Buxus suffruticosa :

This plant is often referred to as English, or True Dwarf Boxwood, buxus and grows significantly slower in New Zealand than Buxus sempervirens above. It is very rare to see this plant grown to a large specimen . Its beauty lies in it glorious colour and texture and the obvious rarity as a specimen topiary plant.

Buxus rotundifolia :

The extremely dark foliage is a feature of this attractive plant. The roundish leaves are larger than for Buxus sempervirens, making it a strong grower.


Templates are available to assist in trimming the birds - Most topiary are in 80 litre pots - Measurements are approximate


Buxus Bird on Rectangular Base (sempervirens)

Buxus Bird on Rect. Base
(sempervirens)

Price: $1250 per plant

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Buxus Ball (suffruticosa)

Buxus Ball
(suffruticosa)

20 year old plants,
Diameter approx 70cm.
Price: $595 per plant

Buxus 3 Ball Bird (sempervirens)

Buxus 3 Ball Bird
(sempervirens)

20 year old plants,
Height approx 120-130cm (excl pot).
Price: $1450 per plant

Buxus Spiral (sempervirens)

Buxus Spiral
(sempervirens)

25 year old plants, single stem.
Height approx 210-300cm (excl pot)
Price: $2300 per plant

Buxus Etagere (sempervirens)

Buxus Etagere
(sempervirens)

25 year old plants,
Height approx 160cm (excl pot).
Price: $1750 per plant

Buxus Ball on Stem (suffruticosa)

Buxus Ball on Stem
(suffruticosa)

20 year old plants,
Height approx 75-90cm (excl pot).
Price: $950 per plant

Buxus Ball on Tall Stem (sempervirens)

Buxus Ball on Tall Stem
(sempervirens)

25 year old plants,
Height approx 150-190cm (excl pot).
Price: $1750 per plant

Buxus Bird on Square Base (sempervirens)

Buxus Bird on Square Base
(sempervirens)

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Buxus Bird on Cone Base (sempervirens)

Buxus Bird on Cone Base
(sempervirens)

20 year old plants,
Height approx 90cm (excl pot).
Price: $995 per plant

Buxus Bird (suffruticosa)

Buxus Bird
(suffruticosa)

20 year old plants,
Height approx 55cm (excl pot).
Price: $495 per plant

Buxus Rotundifolia Ball

Buxus Ball
(rotundifolia)

10 year old plants,
Height approx 60cm (excl pot).
Price: $225 per plant;

Buxus Obelisk sempervirens

Buxus Obelisk
(sempervirens)

20 year old plants,
Height approx 250cm (excl pot).
Price: $1750 per plant;

Buxus 6-Ball sempervirens

Buxus 6-Ball
(sempervirens)

20 year old plants,
Height approx 250cm (excl pot).
Price: $1750 per plant;

Contact Us

St George Boxwood Nursery

Christchurch, New Zealand

Phone: NZ +64 (0)27 340 9356
Email: edwina@stgeorgebn.co.nz

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