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Japanese Boxwood 'Winter Gem' Cone

 

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' Cone

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

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

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes