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Green Gem Boxwood

Buxus hybrid 'Green Gem'

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Green Gem Boxwood

Buxus hybrid 'Green Gem'

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Deer Resistant
Easy Care
Tolerates Acidic Soil

Botanical Name

Buxus hybrid 'Green Gem'

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The Green Gem Boxwood has been specially bred and selected to grow into a dense ball with no clipping. It has also been developed to be extremely winter hardy, staying green and healthy even in cold areas. It will not turn bronzy and die back, as common boxwoods will north of zone 6. This sturdy hybrid plant will naturally grow into a sphere that is 3 to 4 feet across and tall, with no need for clipping. Even if you feel the need to clip for the neatest look, the natural shape makes that easy. Since it stays quite small, it is ideal for a pair of shrubs in attractive pots to frame a doorway, or to grow in groups of three or five among the foundation planting around your home. It can be dotted along a driveway, planted around a bed, or used anywhere you want the touch of a rounded accent plant.

  • Hardy boxwood variety for colder areas
  • Naturally grows into a spherical shape
  • Small leaves of a rich green color
  • Ideal as accents, or in containers
  • Evergreen and attractive all year round

The Green Gem Boxwood will grow well in any soil that is not constantly wet, and it thrives anywhere from full sun to almost full shade. In hot areas, some afternoon shade is beneficial, and in very cold areas shelter from cold winds is appreciated too. Even in the coldest places this shrub will not turn bronzy, or die back, making it the perfect choice if you have tried boxwood before, and had it killed in winter. It is also normally pest and disease free, and deer not to graze it either in normal winters. For an easy to grow rounded accent, you need look further than the Green Gem Boxwood.

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