Baby Gem Boxwood

Deer Resistant Dwarf Shrub Boasts Year-Round Appeal

  • A Broadleaf Evergreen with Lush Texture
  • Lovely, Low Hedges
  • Accent Plant in Containers
  • Drought and Heat Tolerant
  • Add an Upscale Look to Your Landscape
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The Baby Gem Boxwood is a dwarf boxwood you will love to have in your landscape.  Whether you want one container boxwood to accent your patio or you want a low hedge or border to curve around the front of your home the Baby Gem will suit your needs.  This hardy boxwood doesn't bronze like other varieties so you can sit back and enjoy perfect, vibrant green shrubs all year!

Boxwoods offer year-round foliage without the prickly evergreen look.  These broadleaf evergreens are beautiful, classy and easy to grow. Landscape professionals choose these low maintenance plants for a reason!  They add high end appeal with minimal work.  Increase your property value with the Baby Gem Boxwood!  Do It Yourself. Your neighbors will definitely think you hired a professional!

The Baby Gem Boxwood looks stunning in small and large yards and urban and rural landscapes alike.  This boxwood has dense, vivid green foliage. The leaves of this boxwood are small and smooth. This evergreen shrub is about 4 feet tall and wide at maturity.  Even at this compact size, this boxwood grows faster than comparable varieties.

The Baby Gem Boxwood makes a lovely hedge.  Trim for clean curves and sharp lines and angles.  Leave unpruned for a more natural look.  Define corners with a group of three.  Plant as an accent bush in a mixed bed or garden.  Boxwoods are gorgeous in containers.  Accent your deck, patio, porch, or entryway for a classy look. Boxwoods are generally shaped into balls.  Step outside of the ball and into the box...try squares and rectangles for a showy look that will catch everyone's eye!  Transform your landscape with boxwoods.  The options are endless!  Go formal.  Go casual.  It's all up to you!

Baby Gem Boxwoods grow in full sun to part shade. They adapt well to a variety of well-draining soils. Once established this boxwood is drought tolerant. This boxwood is deer, rabbit, and pollution tolerant as well as pest and disease resistant!

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Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 3-4 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Botanical Name Buxus microphylla japonica 'Winter Gem'

How To Care for your new Baby Gem Boxwood

Baby Gem Boxwoods grow in full sun to part shade. They adapt well to a variety of well-draining soils.  Water deeply twice weekly when newly planted to help the roots grow properly.  Add 2-3 inches of mulch to help your new plant stay moist.  Once established this boxwood is drought tolerant.  However, boxwoods will perform best when watered once weekly during dry periods, including in winter.  Fertilize when planting and in early spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer to give your boxwood a boost. Pruning can be done anytime of the year.  However, it is best to avoid pruning in late fall as pruning will stimulate new growth that will be too tender to survive the freezing, winter temperatures.

This boxwood is rabbit and pollution tolerant and deer, pest, and disease resistant.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Arrived in excellent shape and transplanted well. This is the first time I have ordered plants like this and did not know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. After only a few days plants look like they were there forever. Had a couple or raised planters and pots on a porch I wanted to put them in and dwarf varieties are near impossible to find locally. Most that are offered locally seemed to be geared towards flower bed and lawn set ups. As an added bonus it appears these leaves maybe a bit darker than some of the other varieties. Would buy again!!
July 26, 2017
3 months ago
Would reccommend
Would recommend the baby gem. Doesn't get too large and looks beautiful even in the winter.
July 31, 2017
3 months ago
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Small size, slow growth rate and can grow in partial sun, Will be used in large containers on a partially shaded porch,
Randy C on Jul 19, 2017
Small size, slow growth rate and can grow in partial sun, Will be used in large containers on a partially shaded porch,
Randy C on Jul 19, 2017
wanted to see this in person before I ordered more.
Joan R. S on Jun 22, 2017
wanted to see this in person before I ordered more.
Joan R. S on Jun 22, 2017
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