Buxus Green Gem in boxwood garden

‘Green Gem’

Boxwood

Buxus x

'Green Gem'

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Buxus Green Gem in boxwood garden
  • Hardy
  • Shade tolerant
  • Deer resistant
Description

A compact, hardy boxwood with outstanding hardiness and good winter color. Seldom needs pruning. Selected by Sheridan Nursery in Ontario.

USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun, Shade
Height
3 - 4'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Early spring
Flower Color
Yellow
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

Soil

Boxwood prefers neutral to alkaline soil; well-drained soils are a must. Benefits greatly from a 1" layer of mulch. Avoid compacted sites.

Pruning

Boxwood does not typically require pruning as a matter of course, but if plants are being used for clipped hedging or topiary, do so in late spring or early summer, after the new growth has emerged. Avoid cutting into thick stems.

Uses

Hedges; borders; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Boxwood is one of the most shade tolerant and deer resistant shrubs. Minimize winter damage by providing late season irrigation if weather is dry, and installing a layer of mulch. This is especially recommended for plants spending winter in containers.