Winter Gem Boxwood Shrubs

Buxus microphylla japonica 'Winter Gem'

Winter Gem Boxwood is an evergreen shrub commonly used for small hedges. This small-leaved shrub features contrasting green foliage that turns a copper hue in the winter months. No need to worry, this boxwood quickly regains its green hue in spring. Easy to care, Winter Gem Boxwood will add a formal touch to your landscape.

Growzone: 5-9

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This Plants Growzone: 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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Winter Gem Boxwood is one of the best boxwood options available for its low-maintenance and hardy nature. Native to Japan, this Gem Boxwood is great for filling in small spaces or planting in mass. Known for its ability to withstand the colder temperatures, this is an excellent option to keep your landscape looking lush all year round.

This classic easy-to-grow, hardy evergreen shrub is perfect for hedges, pruned specimen plants, container planting, and is easily clipped into a topiary ball, pyramid, and spiral shapes. Winter Boxwood’s shiny lime green foliage is eye-catching and brings a bright, yet formal touch to your space all year-round.

  • Deer, rabbit, pest and disease resistant
  • Ideal for hedges and clipper topiary shapes

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    Planting Information

    Before you buy a Winter Gem Boxwood Shrubs, make sure to read about the care instructions that
    are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

    How do I plant Winter Gem Boxwood Shrubs?

    How do I plant Winter Gem Boxwood Shrubs?

    We suggest digging a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil much easier. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. You should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.

    How do I fertilize Winter Gem Boxwood?

    How do I fertilize Winter Gem Boxwood?

    It is recommended that you add fertilizer to the bottom of the hole used to plant your newly acquired Winter Gem Boxwood Shrub. This will ensure a healthy start providing the essential nutrients your plant needs to grow.

    How do I water Winter Gem Boxwood Shrubs?

    How do I water Winter Gem Boxwood Shrubs?

    After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Winter Gem Boxwood a good watering. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5, a three gallon pot would be 15, and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.

    How do I mulch Japanese Boxwood?

    How do I mulch Japanese Boxwood?

    We highly recommend that you mulch your Japanese Boxwood with either a ground hardwood or cypress mulch depending on your local availability. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It is better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.


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