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Winter Gem Boxwood

Buxus microphylla japonica 'Winter Gem'
    20 reviews
Winter Gem Boxwood
Winter Gem Boxwood
Winter Gem Boxwood
Winter Gem Boxwood
Winter Gem Boxwood
Winter Gem Boxwood
Winter Gem Boxwood
Winter Gem Boxwood
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Winter Gem Boxwood

Buxus microphylla japonica 'Winter Gem'
    20 reviews

Perfect Evergreen Shrub for an Upscale Look!

  • Lovely Hedges
  • Use as an Accent Plant in Containers!
  • Deer and Rabbit Tolerant!
  • One of the Hardiest Boxwoods
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Enjoy the look you want in a low-maintenance plant! The Winter Gem Boxwood is naturally rounded without pruning. Whether in a hedge or as an accent plant you will love the high-end appeal of this gorgeous and tough boxwood.

The Winter Gem Boxwood looks beautiful in small and large yards and urban and rural landscapes alike. This boxwood is covered with lush, light green foliage that darkens as it ages. The leaves of this boxwood are petite and smooth. You don't have to worry about prickly needles with this stunning shrub!

No experience? No worries! The low-maintenance Winter Gem Boxwood will have your neighbors thinking you hired a professional! Order yours today. This hardy Boxwood won't be in stock for long!

Winter Gem Boxwood FAQ

How Should I Mulch A Winter Gem Boxwood?

Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the shrub but not against the trunk and a foot out past the foliage. Mulching the your boxwood will help to maintain moisture and protect the root system in the colder winter months.

Where Should I Plant This Shrub?

Plant this adaptable boxwood in a spot that has well drained soil and full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 5-9. A great selection for mass plantings and also does well in containers.

What Are Good Companion Plants For These Boxwoods?

Junipers, roses and daylilies pair well with the winter gem accenting a deck, patio, or entryway.

Caring for Winter Gem Boxwood

Planting

Winter Gem Boxwoods grow in full sun to part shade. They adapt well to a variety of well-draining soils.

Watering

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. Bronzing can occur when the roots are dry and this evergreen shrub is exposed to sun, wind, and freezing temperatures. This Winter Gem is one of the first to green back up though.

Fertilizing

Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to give your boxwood a boost.

Maintenance

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 deer, rabbit, and pollution tolerant as well as pest and disease resistant.

Landscape ideas

The Winter Gem Boxwood makes a lovely hedge. Trim for clean curves and sharp lines and angles. Leave unpruned for a more natural look. Plant a single shrub or group. Define corners with a group of 3. Plant as an accent bush in a mixed bed or garden. Boxwoods are great for 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!

For additional options, be sure to browse our Boxwood and Shrub collection.

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Growing Zones 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 3-4 Feet
Fall Color Green

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