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.

Check out some Boxwood Care tips from Southern Living Plants here

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Common Name
Baby Gem Boxwood
Scientific Name
Buxus microphylla japonica 'Gregem' PP21159
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6 reviews for Baby Gem Boxwood

  1. 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!

  2. Gayle (verified owner)

    Nice healthy plants

  3. kwhebb (verified owner)

    The plants looked great and the packaging was superior.

  4. Jo (verified owner)

    The plants arrived fresh and green. I love them!

  5. 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.

  6. A. Kumar (verified owner)

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

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