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Naturally Rounded, Low Maintenance Shrub
Winter Gem Boxwood is a dense, low maintenance shrub. It is deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. The Winter Gem grows best where it gets full sun to part shade. It is drought tolerant once established, and can be pruned into almost any shape. Winter Gem growth rate is slow. New growth starts out as a glossy, bright green before changing to the glossy dark green boxwood shrubs are known for.
Winter Gem Boxwood is popular as a low growing hedge. Commonly planted behind lower, more colorful plants for a lush backdrop. Winter Gem Boxwood shrubs can be planted single or in groups, they can also be planted in containers as accents on a patio or porch.
Winter Gem Boxwood Plant Facts
|Mature Height||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Botanical Name:||Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Winter Gem”|
|Sunlight:||Partial to Full Sun|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, dense foliage|
|Foliage:||New growth emerges bright green changing to dark green and golden bronze in fall and winter|
|Soil Requirements:||Any well drained soil|
|Grow Zones:||5 to 9|
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9
How to plant and grow Winter Gem Boxwoods
Frequently Asked Questions
How big do Winter Gem Boxwoods get?
Winter Gem Boxwood mature height is 3 to 4 feet but this slow grower can easily be maintained at smaller heights.
How fast to Winter Gem Boxwoods grow?
The growth rate is considered slow for the Winter Gem Boxwood. Winter Gem is a Japanese variety that are known for growing less than 6 inches a year.
What is the difference between a Winter Gem and Wintergreen Boxwood?
About 2 feet. Seriously, Winter Gem does not get as big as the Wintergreen which averages 5 to 6 feet in height.
Do boxwoods stay green in winter?
Yes and the Winter Gem lives up to its name, keeping their shiny green leaves all year long.