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Japanese Boxwood 'Winter Gem'

 

Buxus are grown for their small, neat, leathery leaves and dense long-lived growth habits. 'Winter Gem' is among the hardiest of the boxwoods. This densely branched evergreen shrub is perfect for small hedges and retains its dark green velvety foliage color in winter.

Buxus microphylla japonica 'Winter Gem'

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Velvety, leathery

Leaf shape : Oval

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes :Insignificant.

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-6 ft

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 3b-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes