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Buxus 'Green Gem' (Box Hedge)

Buxus sempervirens, Boxwood

Buxus 'Green Gem' plants in a nursery.
Buxus 'Green Gem' plants growing in pots in a nursery.
Buxus 'Green Gem' mid-green foliage.
Lush Buxus 'Green Gem' plants in pots.
Buxus Green Gem in a garden with fine green foliage.
Buxus 'Green Gem' low hedge.
The average plant height is 15 cm
The average plant height is 15 cm
The average plant height is 30 cm
The average plant height is 50 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:1.20 m
Spread:1.20 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses:Containers, Hedging, Living areas, Parks, Patios, Pool areas, Specimen, Topiary
Garden styles:Alpine, Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Formal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateSlow

Buxus 'Green Gem' (Box Hedge) Details

Buxus sempervirens ‘Green Gem’ is one of the more popular Buxus sempervirens varieties in NZ. It grows with a globular shape and doesn’t need as much clipping as other Buxus varieties. New leaves emerge light green and are a great complement for the older, dark green leaves. This Boxwood typically grows to 1.2 m tall and the same wide, though it is often trimmed into a hedge 50-75 cm tall. It grows best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of frost, cool climates, coastal environments, and most soil types, except the extremes of wet and dry. Buxus ‘Green Gem’ is commonly trimmed into a small hedge for borders, used for topiary, or maintained in a container. The ideal spacing for a ‘Green Gem’ box hedge in NZ is 25-30 cm apart.

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