Box trees, box hedging and topiary have always been extremely popular in both formal and more relaxed gardens of any size but it is specially effective in small urban gardens like those found the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton and Kingston as well as the towns of Battersea, Clapham, Chelsea, Balham, Fulham, Putney, Earlsfield, Southfields, Wimbledon, Kingston, Stockwell, Roehampton and Streatham and. Elmbridge Borough which includes Esher, Claygate and Surbiton.

Box Hedge Diseases

Box hedges and plants are affected by the following diseases:

  • Box blight
  • Box rust
  • Volutella blight
  • Phytophthora root rot
  • Macrophoma leaf spot

Box Hedge Pests

Box hedges can also fall victim to the following pests:

  • Box tree caterpillar
  • Box red spider mite
  • Mussel scale

Signs of stress in the Box Hedge

Environmental stress can cause discolouration of the box plant, with leaves taking on a bronze, yellow or orange appearance.

What to do if you have a box hedge issue in South West London

If you are based in South West London and have any problems with your box hedges, or they just need a professional trim, contact us today.

Written by

Toby Douglas is the founder of Take A Bough Tree Care. After university in Aberystwyth, Toby made the decision to study Arboriculture at Merrist Wood, in Surrey. In 2001 he successfully completed a National Certificate in Horticulture, and a National Diploma in Arboriculture, then worked for two years subcontracting to large and respected companies in order to gain the practical experience to compete successfully for both private and corporate contacts once Take a Bough Tree Care was launched

"Toby was by far the most personable chap we had round to quote on our tree fell, as well as being the most competitive. More then happy to recommend to anybody – top job."

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