- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
The Green Gem Boxwood is a slow-growing broadleaf evergreen, but it is worth the wait thanks to its lovely color and easy-going nature. Also known as Buxus microphylla var. Japonica, this attractive perennial features glossy, dark-green, oval-shaped foliage evenly spaced along the branches. This shrub has a dense form and delivers year-round color.
Create a hedge, foundation planting, or topiary using the Green Gem Boxwood. This plant has an upright growth habit and a rounded form. This plant is cold hardy, and the foliage retains its vibrant green hue throughout the colder months. Deer typically leave this evergreen alone, making it a good option for areas with large deer populations. Grow this Boxwood as a perennial in zones 4 through 8.
Green Gem Boxwood Care
Plant this shrub in full sun to partial shade. The Green Gem Boxwood prefers rich soil that is moist but well drained. New plants need regular water to settle the roots in, while established plants are drought tolerant and only need water during dry periods. Fertilize this boxwood starting in the second or third year using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. This plant is not a heavy feeder; it only needs to be fed every few years.
The Green Gem Boxwood has an excellent natural form but responds well to pruning for more formal looks.
Green Gem Boxwood Spacing
Green Gem Boxwood will grow 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart to create a tight hedge.
Green Gem Boxwood Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
|Spacing: 2 - 4 Feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: N/A
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Green Gem Boxwood
|Other Name(s): Green Gem Boxwood
|Scientific Name: Buxus micro. jap. 'Green Gem'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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