Green Gem Boxwood
Buxus x 'Green Gem'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Boxwood is so named because its very hard wood was valued in ancient times for making of boxes and small containers.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 3 to 4 feet tall and as wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood 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').|
Follow 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9