Boxwood 'Green Gem' - 5 Gal.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Gem'

No wonder this rich performer is in the Royal Botanic Garden in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is a priceless gem that truly lives up to its name! Introduced by Sheridan Nurseries of Ontario, this hybrid cultivar is a slow growing broadleaf evergreen that has been described as a perfect round ball of glossy dark green foliage. This prince of a plant reigns over other boxwoods with its excellent color retention in winter, low instance to winter burn, and dense, consistent habit which seldom requires pruning. It will perform at its best when grown in part shade and planted in a sandy loam to avoid wet, cold feet. Whether planted in groups in a no hassle border or singly, this splendid plant will adorn the landscape in your royal garden perfectly!

Plant Details

Zone: 4 - 8

Mature Size: 2-3ft High x 3-4ft Wide

Current Size: 18-21''

Growing Tips

Thrives best in part shade.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Availability and quality confirmed as of Friday, May 24 2019

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Plant Size Guide

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