buxus x 'green gem' (boxwood)

Size: 2 gallon
  • insignificant, green-yellow-cream flowers are fragrant
  • dull, small, dark green leaves turn bronzy-green in the fall
  • rounded habit
  • bloom time: early spring
  • this boxwood cultivar is a Canadian introduction, part of the sheridan 'green series' developed and introduced by sheridan nurseries, ontario
  • zone 5
  • height 60-80cm 
  • spread 60-80cm
  • colour green
  • boxwoods can tolerate full sun to full shade, dry to drought conditions, and a range of soil types
  • they can be pruned any time of the year and used for topiary, hedging, and standalone specimens
  • young plants benefit from winter protection (burlap wrap) in an exposed location
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • evergreen
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • low maintenance
  • fragrant
  • rock garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)