Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Winter Gem’

Japanese Boxwood

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Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 4-6' x 4-6'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Japan

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Hedge / Intermountain Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 3b-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

A Bit More

Buxus microphylla japonica is the go-to shrub for low formal hedging.  ‘Winter Gem’ is a good sturdy variety.  Japanese Boxwood is a slow grower with dense foliage; it allows plenty of opportunity to fashion a linear, topiary, or spherical shape by shearing or clipping. This is the sort of shrub you would use if you wanted to create a formally delineated herb garden.  Though, given to a fluffy and naturally rounded shape, it also has a pleasing shape if left untended. Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Winter Gem’ will not exceed 4-6 feet in height or 3-4 feet in width, and it is very possible to keep them much lower than that. Easy to grow in Sunset Garden zones 3b-24, this Japanese native bears nearly round small leaves of intense bright green. This shrub has the coveted distinction of being drought-tolerant as well as resistant to nematodes and deer.

A Bit More

Buxus microphylla japonica is the go-to shrub for low formal hedging.  ‘Winter Gem’ is a good sturdy variety.  Japanese Boxwood is a slow grower with dense foliage; it allows plenty of opportunity to fashion a linear, topiary, or spherical shape by shearing or clipping. This is the sort of shrub you would use if you wanted to create a formally delineated herb garden.  Though, given to a fluffy and naturally rounded shape, it also has a pleasing shape if left untended. Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Winter Gem’ will not exceed 4-6 feet in height or 3-4 feet in width, and it is very possible to keep them much lower than that. Easy to grow in Sunset Garden zones 3b-24, this Japanese native bears nearly round small leaves of intense bright green. This shrub has the coveted distinction of being drought-tolerant as well as resistant to nematodes and deer.