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Baby Gem Boxwood

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About Baby Gem Boxwood

The Baby Gem™ Boxwood from the Southern Living Plant Collection changes the game for boxwood lovers! The Baby Gem Boxwood lives up to its name, with smooth, glossy, emerald green leaves that are evergreen and crisp all year long. In addition, it features an easily manageable mature size of 3′ tall and wide. Topiary lovers will appreciate this boxwood’s naturally slow to moderate growth habit, which won’t require touch-ups on a regular basis.

The Baby Gem naturally grows in a mound shape, making pruning purely optional. Therefore, carefree gardeners can rest easy knowing that this boxwood won’t go wild on them.

The Baby Gem Boxwood works tremendously well in smaller gardens due to its compact dwarf size and is ideal in low shrub borders, formal hedges, natural hedges, container gardens, and numerous other applications.

Additionally, you can count on the fact that the Baby Gem is just as deer-resistant as any other boxwood. Furthermore, once established, these shrubs are both heat and drought tolerant.

Due to agricultural restrictions, we are unable to ship this plant to Tennessee

Baby Gem™ Boxwood Care

Hardy from Zones 5-9.

Plant in Full Sun in all zones. However, if you are located in a warmer climate, such as the southern US, avoid planting the Baby Gem Boxwood where it will receive all-day sun. Afternoon sun gets more and more intense the closer you get to the equator and may result in unnecessary stress for the plant.

Plant in well-draining soil. Poorly draining soil can easily lead to root rot and the expiration of your plant. Moreover, Baby Gem Boxwoods, and Boxwoods in general, prefer a soil pH range that is neutral to slightly alkaline, somewhere between 6.5 – 7.5.

After planting the Baby Gem Boxwood, we recommend watering until established, traditionally this takes at least 3 months. This will help your plant access water that resides deeper in the soil, making it more capable of withstanding droughts. Check your plant regularly during this time to ensure that the soil isn’t dry or soggy.

Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer for best results.

Baby Gem™ Boxwood Spacing Recommendations 

Space Your Baby Gem Boxwood 2-3 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 3+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.

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Scientific Name
Buxus microphylla japonica 'Gregem' PP21159
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4' H x 4–5' W
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21 reviews for Baby Gem Boxwood

  1. Loretta Welborn (verified owner)

    I ordered 8 Baby Gem Boxwoods. They arrived 2 days later. They were all green with new growth. Soil was moist. I planted them right away. That was one week ago and they are looking great. I will order from plants by mail again. Very pleased with the service. The price was less than any I could find locally.

  2. Alysia (verified owner)

    I bought 10 boxwoods and they arrived well packaged in two boxes within the week. They have been planted a week now and seem to be doing well! I will definitely buy from here again!

  3. Belinda (verified owner)

    Arrived in great shape, seems to be thriving!

  4. Sue Ann Arnett (verified owner)

    Three stars

  5. Dallas Swan (verified owner)

    Came quick they were perfect

  6. Mary Burkovich (verified owner)

    never again will I buy a plant sight unseen. many broken branches and yellowing leaves and very small. I spent more money and bought 2 very healthy baby gems at Lowe’s twice the size. I sent pics to plants by mail and they said they didn’t see anything wrong with them.

  7. Matt (verified owner)

    Baby gems shipped timely and were in great shape!

  8. Minka (verified owner)

    Arrived in a timely manner. Excellent packaging, beautiful, healthy plants.

  9. ericrgrant (verified owner)

    Arrived in great shape. Doing well since planted.

  10. Diana Ballard (verified owner)

    This is my 1st boxwood! I was so impressed at the way my plants were packaged…just PERFECT for a fast delivery! I will definitely order again!

  11. fulmerwillis (verified owner)

    Nice addition to the garden. This little guy has great color and shape. An uncomplicated plant with lots of charm.

  12. Mary Siuda (verified owner)

    The plants arrived promptly and were packaged securely and they were healthy looking and in beautiful shape. Will definitely order from your site again.

  13. Elaine Runge (verified owner)

    Plants arrived and very green and healthy, good customer service

  14. James Robbins (verified owner)

    Nice looking plants

  15. James Robbins (verified owner)

    Great plants. Good customer service.

  16. A. Kumar (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in great packages and looked fresh, green. Thank you!

  17. Sajjad.. (verified owner)

    Different Plants were of Different sizes, some Normal but some very small, not even half the size of Normal plants.
    Not worth for Money i payed.

  18. Jo (verified owner)

    The plants arrived fresh and green. I love them!

  19. kwhebb (verified owner)

    The plants looked great and the packaging was superior.

  20. Gayle (verified owner)

    Nice healthy plants

  21. drkarlsmith (verified owner)

    So far things look really good. I received 30 baby gem boxwoods that were very well packaged, fresh, and no damage. Two of the plants (out of 30) didn’t look “perfect” but hopefully they will rebound now that they are in the ground. So far I am very pleased, but they’ve only been in the ground 3 weeks. I hope to give another review in the coming months. I got the 2.5qt plants. Hopefully I’ll have the same 5 star rating in the future! Thanks!

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