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Small Versatile Evergreen

Green Gem Boxwood is a broadleaf evergreen noted for its globular shape and excellent winter hardiness.  These make an exceptional shrub border, especially with selective pruning.  Its globular appearance also would make it wonderful in a mixed border or at the edge of your perennial bed for some definition.  Green Gems even do well in containers.

Your Green Gem Boxwood features oval, dark green leaves with an attractive, glossy finish that holds its color well during the winter months. 

With very little pruning, this adorable little evergreen will hold the shape of a 2-foot round ball.  It’s the perfect accompaniment to many of your plantings and a vibrant addition to your landscape wherever you place it.

Green Gem Boxwood is noted for requiring little pruning.  It grows to about 2 feet at maturity, maintains good green winter color, and is well suited for low formal hedges.  Green Gem is best suited in a sheltered location which protects it in winter from strong winds and full sun, but is quite hardy, even tolerating some drought. 

It has no serious disease or pest problems, including that both deer and rabbits tend to leave it alone.

If you’re looking for a tiny evergreen that welcomes your attention but doesn’t demand it, then Green Gem Evergreen is for you.  It’s hard to find a diminutive evergreen so adaptive and carefree!

* Versatile evergreen
* Winter hardy

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Green Gem Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Buxus x 'Green Gem'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 1 to 2 feet
Mature Spread 1 to 2 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow/Green
Fall Color Evergreen