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Winter Gem Boxwood
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- Dense, evergreen foliage
- Great topiary or hedge plant
- Easy care
About This Plant
Up to 72 inches
Up to 72 inches
Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers
Easy care, year-round interest
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionApply fertilizer in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.
Effort of Care
Enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained
Tolerates full sun to partial sun. Provide some afternoon shade in hot summers
Mulch root zone to conserve moisture and to keep roots cool. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established.
Disease and Pests
Generally disease and pest resistant
USDA Hardiness Zone