Today’s special is our Green Gem Boxwood. These are growing in 2.5 inch containers and are 6 to 8 inches tall. These are ready to be planted and are available for only $3.05 each. This offer is only available to our subscribers and not available in our Amazon Store. Inventories are limited on this plant.
About Buxus ‘Green Gem’:
General Culture: Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers sun-dappled part shade and moist, sandy loams with a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH. Tolerant of pruning and shearing. ‘Little Gem’ is noted for requiring little pruning. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good mulch of 1-2 “. Thin plants and remove damaged branches annually to improve air circulation. In USDA Zones 4 and 5, this boxwood is best sited in a sheltered location which protects it in winter from strong winds and full sun. Carefully remove heavy snow accumulations as quickly as practicable to minimize stem/branch damage.
Noteworthy Characteristics: ‘Green Gem’ is a hybrid boxwood cultivar (Buxus microphylla var. koreana x Buxus sempervirens) that is noted for its globular shape and excellent winter hardiness. It is one of several cultivars in the Sheridan Green Series developed and introduced into commerce by Sheridan Nurseries of Ontario, Canada. It is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that typically grows in a dense globe to 2′ tall and as wide. Elliptic to oval, glossy dark green leaves hold their color well in winter. Flowers are inconspicuous. Zones 4 to 9.