Buxus 'Wintergem' Boxwood
Winter Gem Korean Boxwood is the ‘go-to’ boxwood for colder areas of the country. Much more hardy than other boxwoods, it will stay fresh and green all winter, even with temperatures falling to minus 20. If you want boxwood hedges, balls and other clipped shapes, or just want a naturally-dense and rounded evergreen shrub, this reliable plant will give you what you want.
You can succeed, with a plant that is very hardy, normally pest and disease free, and not even eaten by deer. It will naturally grow 3 to 5 feet tall, with a broad, rounded shape, or with clipping it makes a beautiful hedge anything from one foot to 4 feet tall. It also clips easily into balls or pyramids, or into any geometric shape.
Almost any location, in sun or shade, will be perfect for the Wintergreen Boxwood, so you can have hedges anywhere you need them. It will grow well in any regular garden soil, and benefits from mulch and regular fertilizer. Clip from spring to fall and you will always have perfect neat plants.
- Light: Full sun or Shade
- Water: Average
- Fertilizer: Apply before new growth in spring
- Height: 3-5 feet
- Spacing: 4 feet