Green Gem Boxwood
Green Gem Boxwood
Buxus x 'Green Gem'Item #0309 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A small, lush mound of emerald green summer foliage with some bronzing in winter cold. Naturally oval form and dense foliage is perfect for low hedges and an excellent foundation plant. Protect from drying winter winds to prevent tip dieback. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BUK-susDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:3 - 24Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to 3 to 4 feet tall and as wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.Flower color:WhiteGarden styleContemporaryDesign IdeasThis small rounded boxwood can be treated as a topiary form to create perfect spheres in the garden. Allow to grow into its more natural form for a filler or to cover up the unsightly base of house wall or fence line. Can be grouped in a row for edging, informal hedge or partition in the garden.Companion PlantsBoxwood is an excellent companion for bold bloomers such as Pink Knock Out Rose, (Rosa x 'Radcon'), Dwarf Purple Rhododendron, (Rhododendron impeditum), Felix Supreme Peony, (Paeonia x 'Felix Supreme') and Sungold St. John's Wort, (Hypericum patulum 'Sungold').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear periodically to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This is a hybrid boxwood cultivar that resulted from the cross of the Asian Buxus microphylla var koreana with the European Buxus sempervirens. It is one of the Sheridan Green Series introduced by Sheridan Nurseries of Ontario, CanadaLore:Boxwood is so named because its very hard wood was valued in ancient times for making of boxes and small containers.