Baby Gem™ Buxus

Buxus microphylla japonica 'Gregem' PP21159 Home » The Collection » Baby Gem™ Buxus are the staple plant for edging, hedging, and topiary. Baby Gem is very compact, and will need much less pruning than others, making it ideal for lower hedges and containers. Branches can be used as cut foliage in arrangements or wreaths.
Baby Gem™ Buxus
Baby Gem™ Buxus Container Baby Gem™ Buxus Landscape
Feature Exceptionally compact grower; holds color through winter
USDA Zones Hardy to -20° USDA Zones 5-9
Sunset Zones 3B, 4-26
Special Features Clumping Habit, Compact habit, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Salt Tolerance, Water-wise
Landscape Use Bonsai, Border, Container, Edging, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Slope, Topiary
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Flowering Season
Dimensions 4' H x 4' W
Growth Rate Slow
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Yearly in spring
Pruning In spring

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full sun to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1-2" above soil level
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2" deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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