Broad-leaf Evergreen

Buxus microphylla var. japonica Green Gem

Green Gem Boxwood

  • Deer resistant
  • Slow growing
  • Broadleaf evergreen
  • Glossy, dark green foliage
  • Excellent winter color retention
  • Great in a border or on its own
  • Low maintenance
No wonder this rich performer is in the Royal Botanic Garden in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is a priceless gem that truly lives up to its name! Introduced by Sheridan Nurseries of Ontario, this hybrid cultivar is a slow growing broadleaf evergreen that has been described as a perfect round ball of glossy dark green foliage. This prince of a plant reigns over other boxwoods with its excellent color retention in winter, low instance to winter burn, and dense, consistent habit which seldom requires pruning. It will perform at its best when grown in part shade and planted in a sandy loam to avoid wet, cold feet. Whether planted in groups in a no hassle border or singly, this splendid plant will adorn the landscape in your royal garden perfectly!
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

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