Baby Gem Boxwood

Southern Living Plants

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
  • Height 4 Feet
  • Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Full Sun

Baby Gem™ Boxwood, Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Gregem' PP21159, is the ideal shrub for a small space. This plant is perfect for small gardens and focal points with its small stature and delicate leaves. Since it’s evergreen, this shrub will always stand out in the winter months. Drought tolerant, deer and pest resistant, and low maintenance - this is a shrub that will please.

Try growing these into a small garden path border for a natural hedge that outlines the path year round. These bushes are also great in mass plantings because of the small size and ease of care.

Baby Gem Boxwood Care

Plan on establishing your Baby Gem boxwood in soil that drains well. Following planting, water until well established. These plants need at least 5 hours of sunlight each day.

Prune the Baby Gem Boxwood in the spring, when new growth is emerging. These shrubs do not lose leaves in the winter, meaning the bush is evergreen. You can grow these into well manicured hedges or other shapes, including topiaries. Or you can allow these shrubs to grow without trimming, for a more natural look all year round.

Once established, these shrubs are very hardy and easy to care for. Unless you want to trim these bushes into formal shapes, the plants will require minimum maintenance.

Baby Gem Boxwood Spacing

For an informal planting, plant 3 to 4 feet apart on center. If you are planning on pruning into a formal hedge, plant 18 to 24 inches apart center on center. You can also plant these in garden planters, for year round interest regardless of weather. Typically, you will not need more than 1 plant per container, unless the planter is very large.


Baby Gem Boxwood Plant Facts

Baby Gem Boxwood Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 4 Feet
Spread: 4–5 Feet
Habit: Rounded Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Deer Resistant, Interest Year-Round
Scientific Name: Buxus microphylla japonica 'Gregem' PP21159
Common Name: Baby Gem™ Boxwood
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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4 Reviews - Baby Gem Boxwood Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Terron on Nov 2nd 2018

    I'm happy with my purchase. arrived the week after I purchased and in good health. Exactly what I was expecting.

  • 3

    Posted by Nic on Oct 10th 2018

    just bushes. nothing special. 3 stars

  • 4
    small shrubs

    Posted by Lydia on Oct 7th 2018

    We planted these in front of our house. I really like the shape they grow in. Would give it 5 stars, but it seems like they are growing really slow. Overall I'm happy with how easy these are to take care of.

  • 5

    Posted by Bob on Mar 31st 2018

    I bought 2 of these to grow in planters on my porch. I figure it would be great to have evergreen plants growing year round. Very happy with my purchase.