Baby Gem™ Boxwood

Baby Gem™ Boxwood

Buxus microphylla japonica 'Gregem' PP21159

This fine-textured broadleafed evergreen grows as tall as it is wide, reaching a maintainable size of 3 feet and resembling a little green muffin. It's an exceptionally compact boxwood excellent for use in smaller gardens for borders and focal areas. Densely branched, the tiny, green foliage is abundant and adds a distinctive note to the landscape, retaining its color particularly well in winter. The moderate rate of growth makes these boxwoods ideal for carefree edging in a wide area of the US. Other splendid characteristics include deer resistance and tolerance of dry soils once established.

Bloom/Feature

Deer resistant, densely branched, tiny green foliage

Plant Type

Shrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

USDA Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Zone Detail

-20°F

Key Features

Deer Resistant, Year-Round Interest

Flowering Season

None

Use

Accent, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil

Fertilizer

Yearly in spring

Dimensions

3' H x 3' W

Pruning

In spring

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • Apply a balanced slow release each spring