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Zones 5-9
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Zones 5-9

Winter Gem Boxwood

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem'

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Winter Gem Boxwood

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem'

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Botanical Name

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem'

Outdoor Growing zone

5-9

Mature Height

2-5

Mature Width

2-4

Sun needs

Full Sun, Partial Sun

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Winter Gem Japanese Boxwood is the ‘go-to’ boxwood for colder areas of the country. Much more hardy than other boxwoods, it will stay fresh and green all winter, even with temperatures falling to minus 20. If you want boxwood hedges, balls and other clipped shapes, or just want a naturally-dense and rounded evergreen shrub, this reliable plant will give you what you want. If you live in a colder area, such as zone 5, you may already have tried to grow boxwood and given up, because of winter browning and die-back. This time you can succeed, with a plant that is very hardy, normally pest and disease free, and not even eaten by deer. It will naturally grow 3 to 5 feet tall, with a broad, rounded shape, or with clipping it makes a beautiful hedge anything from one foot to 4 feet tall. It also clips easily into balls or pyramids, or into any geometric shape.

  • Top-choice boxwood for colder areas
  • Ideal for small to medium-sized hedges
  • Clips well into balls and low pyramids
  • Attractive, dense growth even without clipping
  • Completely hardy in zone 5, without burning

Winter Gem Japanese Boxwood grows well in a wide range of light conditions, from full sun to moderate shade, and it will thrive in any kind of soil that is not constantly wet. A little fertilizer in spring is all that is needed to keep the neat foliage glossy and rich-green colored, making the perfect neutral color to show off your flowers and shrubs. Once established it is tolerant of normal summer dry periods, and if you don’t feel like trimming, but want an attractive background evergreen shrub, it will be that too.

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