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Winter Gem Boxwood

Winter Gem Boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. koreana ‘Winter Gem’)

Winter Gem Boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. koreana ‘Winter Gem’) is a type of Korean boxwood with glossy, dark green foliage. Winter Gem Boxwood is winter hardy suitable for USDA Zones 5-9. It is a slow growing boxwood, reaching a height of 4 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide. Winter Gem boxwoods grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil although direct sunlight should be avoided. It should be planted in a location protected from strong winds. Winter Gem Boxwoods will do better when planted in slightly acidic soil. Below you will find some more information on Winter Gem Boxwoods.

When to Prune Winter Gem Boxwoods?

Winter Gem Boxwoods should be pruned once a year. However, pay attention to when the last spring frost date is. Prune after the last spring frost. Do not prune too early in the Spring because tender offshoots that grows will be killed by the late spring frost.

Should You Mulch Around Winter Gem Boxwood?

Mulch around Winter Gem Boxwood by adding organic mulch of 1 to 2 inches thick.

What Can I do to Help Improve Air Circulation of Winter Gem Boxwoods?

Every year, improve the air circulation of Winter Gem Boxwoods by thinning plants and remove dead or damaged branches.

Should I Let Snow Accumulate on my Winter Gem Boxwoods?

During winter, remove snow accumulations on Winter Gem Boxwoods to minimize branch damage.

How Big Does Winter Gem Boxwood Get?

Wintergreen Boxwoods are slow growing boxwoods reaching a height of 4 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide.

Can I Grow Winter Gem Boxwood in Shade?

Winter Gem Boxwoods can grow in part shade. It grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Although direct sunlight should be avoided. 

What Kind of Soil Condition is ideal for Winter Gem Boxwood?

Winter Gem Boxwood grow best in slightly acidic soil, well-drained soil.

Where Should I Plant Winter Gem Boxwood?

Wintergreen Boxwood can be grown as foundation plants, hedges and border plants. It is a popular boxwood for hedges.

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