Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Green Gem Boxwood

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Plant Information

  • Scientific Name: Buxus Buxus x 'Green Gem' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Boxwood
  • Parent: Buxus hybrids
  • Related Cultivars:

    Buxus microphylla var. koreana 'Winter Green'
    Buxus Buxus x 'Glenco'
    Buxus Buxus x 'Green Mound'
    Buxus Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 2-3'
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. In the upper Midwest requires protection from drying winter wind and sun. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    A dense rounded cultivar which keeps its dark green foliage year-round.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Hedges should be trimmed wider at the base to allow adequate light to the lower branches which will keep the hedge looking full. Hedges may be trimmed from spring to mid-July. If a hedge becomes overgrown and woody it may be renewed by cutting the entire plant to near the ground level in late fall or early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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