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.


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 Hardy to -20°F
Key Features Deer resistant, evergreen foliage provides year-round interest
Use Hedge, border, mass planting
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom Season None
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