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Winter Gem Boxwood

Buxus microphylla japonica 'Winter Gem'

Winter Gem Boxwood is an evergreen shrub commonly used as small hedge plants. Growing in full sun or partial shade, this shrub is easy to care for and fits in perfectly in either formal or casual gardens.

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Winter Gem Boxwood is one of the best boxwood options because of its low-maintenance requirements and hardy nature. People are drawn to this shrub for its vibrant color, concise shape and its ability to withstand the harsh impacts of winter weather.

Scientifically referred to as 'Buxus Microphylla,' the Winter Boxwood's shiny rich green foliage and spherical growth habit is eye-catching and is perfect adding elements of sophistication and class. Because of their clean appearance, these evergreen shrubs are often used in formal gardens and landscapes.

This small-leaved shrub features contrasting light green foliage that changes color in the winter months. No need to worry; this boxwood quickly regains its green coloration in spring. The ideal care for the Winter Gem includes regular watering in the growing seasons of spring and summer. Additionally, these shrubs appreciate full sun and preform best in growing zones 5-9.

Native to Japan, this boxwood is excellent for creating small hedges, mass plantings, or used as a more formal hedge plant and clipped topiary shapes. Known for its ability to handle winter temperatures, this is an excellent option to keep your landscape looking lush all year round.


Growzone: 5-9 Winter Gem Boxwood Hardiness Zone 5-9
Mature Height: 4 to 6 Feet (less, if trimmed)
Mature Width: 4 to 6 Feet (less, if trimmed)
Classification: Evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Partial to full sun
Habit: Evergreen, dense foliage
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Foliage: New growth emerges bright green changing to dark green and golden bronze in fall and winter
Soil Condition: Any well-drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established

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