Winter Gem Boxwood for Sale Online
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, planting in mass, or growing as a hedge and clipped topiary shapes. Known for its ability to withstand 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 rich green foliage is eye-catching and brings a bright, yet formal touch to your space all year-round. It's important to mention that Winter Gem Boxwood is deer, rabbit, pest, and disease resistant.
|Mature Height:||4 to 6 Feet (less, if trimmed)|
|Mature Width:||4 to 6 Feet (less, if trimmed)|
|Sunlight:||Partial to full sun|
|Habit:||Evergreen, dense foliage|
|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|
How to Care for Winter Gem Boxwood
Before you buy a Winter Gem Boxwood Shrubs, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
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?
We suggest digging a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. This plant likes well-drained soils but depending on the quality, 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 water Winter Gem Boxwood Shrubs?
After backfilling 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 thereafter. Continue regular watering using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How do I mulch Japanese Boxwoods?
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.