Boxwood - Green Gem®
Boxwood - Green Gem®, Buxus 'Green Gem', is a hybrid boxwood cultivar that is noted for its globular shape and excellent winter hardiness.
'Green Gem' is noted for requiring little pruning, is slow growing to 2 feet at maturity, maintains good green winter color, and is well suited for low formal hedges.
Elliptic to oval, glossy dark green leaves hold their color well in winter. Its flowers are inconspicuous. Avoid cultivating around plants because Green Gem has shallow roots.
This boxwood is best suited in a sheltered location which protects it in winter from strong winds and full sun.
Green Gem tolerates some drought and will grow in dry soil but prefers well-drained, loamy, and sandy or clay soils with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline.
Very Winter Hardy!
|Family||Buxus 'Green Gem'|
|Mature Height||1 to 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 to 2 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|