Winter Gem Boxwood
Winter Gem Boxwood
Boxwood 'Winter Gem'

Boxwood 'Winter Gem'

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  • This Boxwood 'Winter Gem' ships in a 2.5" Cups
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TheĀ Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem' -Ā Winter Gem Boxwood is a dense, compact, rounded, multi-branch evergreen shrub. Labeled as a "Dwarf" shrub this is one of the most frost hardy boxwoods, withstanding cold temperatures that reach -20Ā°F.Ā  New foliage emerges a lime green color that later deepens into a lusciousĀ green shade. The foliage can become a bronze shade when exposed to extreme cold temperatures but is one of the first types of boxwoods that grow back green. Blooms small insignificant creamy-green flowers in lateĀ spring that attract pollinators.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Drought tolerant once established.

White / Green flowers, non-fragrant

Additional features: Disease Resistant, Deer Resistant, Attracts Pollinators, and Attracts Wildlife

This Winter Gem Boxwood ships in 2.5ā€ pots as a 3pack

Size: Mature size can reach 2' - 4' x 2' - 4'

Light: Full to partial sun

Hardiness zone: 5 - 9

Characteristics: Grows in a dense, compact, rounded shape. Can be pruned all year round but avoid pruning in late fall. Provide about an inch of insulation for change in temperatures and moisture control. Low maintenance, except pruning which is optional. Protect from intense sun and harsh winds in winter.

Growth Rate: Moderate to slow

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Moist, loamy, cool, rich, well draining pH 6.5 -7. Tolerant to cold and drought once established. Deer, rabbit and disease resistant. Though unnecessary, fertilize in the second growth year in early spring with a slow release fertilizer.

Allow 2'- 3' for growth space.

Can be planted in a container.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 5 - 9

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