Baby Gem Boxwood
|Adaptable, Well Drained
|AZ, OR, PA, TN
The Baby Gem™ Boxwood is a dwarf boxwood you will love to have in your landscape. Whether you want one container boxwood to accent your patio or you want a low hedge or border to curve around the front of your home the Baby Gem will suit your needs. This hardy boxwood doesn't bronze-like other varieties so you can sit back and enjoy perfect, vibrant green shrubs all year!
Boxwoods offer year-round foliage without the prickly evergreen shrub look. These broadleaf evergreens are beautiful, classy, and easy to grow. Landscape professionals choose these low-maintenance plants for a reason! They add high-end appeal with minimal work. Increase your property value with the Baby Gem Boxwood! Do It Yourself. Your neighbors will definitely think you hired a professional!
The Baby Gem™ Boxwood looks stunning in small and large yards and urban and rural landscapes alike. This boxwood has dense, vivid green foliage. The leaves of this boxwood are small and smooth. This evergreen shrub is about 3 feet tall and wide at maturity. Even at this compact size, this boxwood grows faster than comparable varieties.
Baby Gem™ Boxwoods grow in full sun to part shade. They adapt well to a variety of well-draining soils. Once established this boxwood is drought tolerant. This boxwood is deer, rabbit, and pollution tolerant as well as pest and disease resistant!
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How Far Apart Should I Plant These Shrubs?
Space 2-3 feet apart for a tight knit hedge and to accomodate a 2-4 foot spread at maturity.
What To Plant Next To A Baby Gem Boxwood?
Hostas, liriope, and azaleas are good companion plants for the boxwood and do well together in a mixed beds or gardens.
Where Should I Plant This Boxwood?
Plant this adaptable hedge in well drained soil with full sun to part shade conditions in grow zones 5-9.
Baby Gem Boxwoods grow in full sun to part shade. They adapt well to a variety of well-draining soils. Water deeply twice weekly when newly planted to help the roots grow properly. Add 2-3 inches of mulch to help your new plant stay moist. Once established this boxwood is drought tolerant. However, boxwoods will perform best when watered once weekly during dry periods, including in winter. Fertilize when planting and in early spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer to give your boxwood a boost. Pruning can be done anytime of the year. However, it is best to avoid pruning in late fall as pruning will stimulate new growth that will be too tender to survive the freezing, winter temperatures.
This boxwood is rabbit and pollution tolerant and deer, pest, and disease resistant.
The Baby Gem™ Boxwood makes a lovely hedge. Trim for clean curves and sharp lines and angles. Leave unpruned for a more natural look. Define corners with a group of three. Plant as an accent bush in a mixed bed or garden. Boxwoods are gorgeous in containers. Accent your deck, patio, porch, or entryway for a classy look. Boxwoods are generally shaped into balls. Step outside of the ball and into the box...try squares and rectangles for a showy look that will catch everyone's eye! Transform your landscape with boxwoods. The options are endless! Go formal. Go casual. It's all up to you!