Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem' Boxwood
An excellent evergreen shrub for small hedges. Among the hardiest of the small-leaved boxwoods, the rich green foliage can acquire a golden bronze hue in cold winter zones, but is one of the first to become green again in spring. Makes a wonderful addition to formal gardens, providing year-round interest.
Best grown in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of pruning and shearing.
Is a dense, compact, many-branched, broad, mounded evergreen shrub with a loose and open habit. A slow grower which is typically grown as a 2-2.5' tall shrub with a larger spread, but which can reach 5' tall after 25 years if not pruned lower. Small, ovate, light yellowish green to medium green leaves (to 3/4" long).
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Hedge
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer