Baby Gem Boxwood
Adorable Evergreen with Versatile Features
Baby Gem Boxwood, Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Gregem', is a broadleaf evergreen. Use a few as edging plants, or plant one in your perennial bed for some definition. You can even use these in containers for your patio or front porch. They’re small enough, and hardy enough, to work in many locations in your yard.
Boxwoods are certainly ornamental, but did you know that they’re also a historic shrub? Boxwoods are thought to date back millions of years, and in ancient times the Romans used them to accentuate their own famously beautiful landscapes. Once you own one of these wonderful shrubs, you’ll understand why their popularity is so long-lasting.
Your Baby Gem Boxwood is a wonderful little shrub with fine-textured foliage and a small stature. Its dwarf nature makes it ideal for those small spaces in your yard where you’d like an evergreen presence. It may be a “baby” Boxwood, but its dark green nature will certainly create a large presence in your landscape…particularly through the cold, winter months.
Baby Gem Boxwood will grow up to 2 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a compact, rounded form and is both heat and drought tolerant. Baby Gem Boxwood is generally a low-maintenance shrub so won’t require much care from you. It can be left to grow naturally beautiful, or trimmed to fit your needs…including being amenable to topiary designs.
Boxwoods have been around for a very long time, and have certainly been an extremely popular shrub for landscapes. When thinking about an evergreen for your own yard, it’s hard to overlook this adorable, little gem. Baby Gem Boxwood will meet your needs, even in the smallest spaces, and present a pleasing picture in your yard for years to come.
* Low maintenance
* Year round interest
* Heat and drought tolerant
* Deer resistant
* Tolerates some shade
* Can be used for topiary
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Buxus microphylla var. japonica BABY GEM 'Gregem'|
|Mature Height||20 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||20 - 24 inches|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|