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Winter Gem Boxwood

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BUMIWG
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SKU:
BUMIWG
Weight:
15.00 LBS
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6 feet
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6 feet
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Buxus microphylla 'Winter Gem'
Attracts:
Pollinators
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Boxwood
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Buxus
Growth Rate:
Slow
Hardiness Zone:
4b
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Rock, Edging, Garden, Topiary, Container
Mature Height:
6 feet
Mature Width:
6 feet
Native:
Prune Time:
Can Prune At Anytime
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-28|Attracts:
Pollinators
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Rock, Edging, Garden, Topiary, Container

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Product Overview

Buxus microphylla 'Winter Gem'
This compact boxwood is great for smaller areas; foliage bronzes in winter adding seasonal interest; an extremely versatile shrub that's ideal for small and formal hedges or topiary, takes pruning exceptionally well

Winter Gem Boxwood is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Winter Gem Boxwood is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary
  • Container Planting

Features

Winter Gem Boxwood has green foliage. The small glossy oval leaves remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Winter Gem Boxwood will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Winter Gem Boxwood makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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