Baby Gem™ Boxwood

Buxus microphylla var. japonica ‘Gregem’ PP21159

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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.


Plant Type Shrubs
Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen
USDA Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Zone Detail Hardy to -20°F USDA zones 5–9
Key Features Deer resistant, evergreen foliage provides year-round interest.
Use Hedge, border, mass planting
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom Season Insignificant
Dimension 3' H x 3' W
Growth Rate Moderate


Water Keep soil moist
Soil Type Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Apply a balanced slow release each spring.
Pruning Shape in early spring to maintain shape

Planting Instructions

• water before planting
• plant in full sun to part shade
• dig hole 2X the width of pot
• backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
• water and add more soil if needed
• mulch plants