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2.5 Qt. Boxwood Baby Gem, Live Shrub Plant, Glossy Green Foliage

  • Compact and rounded growth habit for easy maintenance
  • Evergreen Landscape Bush : Approx. 5-8 inches tall
  • USDA zone 5-9
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Product Overview

Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone
Sun Needs
Water Needs
Bloom Season
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
Boxwood Baby Gem is very compact boxwood reaching a maintainable size of 4 ft. H X 4-5 ft. W. Its small compact tendencies make it ideal for smaller gardens, borders, and small hedges. This variety of boxwood performs exceptionally well in winter keeping its color better than traditional boxwoods. Baby Gem Boxwoods are deer resistant and tolerant of dry soils once established.
  • Perfect for accent, container, mass, slope and border planting
  • Cold hardy to USDA zone 5 - 9
  • Evergreen
  • Water as needed
  • Plant in well-drained garden soil
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Shape in early spring to maintain shape
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Included in the Southern Living Plant Collection

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Sun TolerancePart SunFull SunFull SunPart Sun
Mature Height (in.)36 in. 96 in.120 in.
Additional CharacteristicsDeer Resistant,Drought TolerantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt TolerantAttracts Butterflies,Deer Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Low Maintenance,Privacy,Salt TolerantDeer Resistant,Drought Tolerant
Common NameBoxwoodBoxwoodPrivetSweet Olive
Hardiness Zone10 (30 to 40 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)10 (30 to 40 F),11 (40 to 50 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Evergreen or DeciduousEvergreenEvergreenEvergreenEvergreen
Water RequirementsTwice a weekTwice a weekWhen soil is dryWhen soil is dry
Annual / PerennialPerennialPerennialPerennialPerennial
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Width (in.)
48

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
6
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
No Blossoms
Botanical Name
Buxus Microphylla var. japonica 'Gregem'
Common Name
Boxwood
Evergreen or Deciduous
Evergreen
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Granular (Yes/No)
Yes
Growth Habit
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Optimal Soil Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
36
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
No Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

19Questions13Answers

Can I keep this potted indoors? And does it smell like English boxwood (which I want)?

Asked by Annie September 15, 2020
1
Answer

Boxwoods do require alot of sun to grow. I can't imagine they would do well indoors. No they do not have a particular smell. I have never smelled English Boxwoods in order to compare.

Can you put boxwood shrub evergreen in planter or in ern?

Asked by Smiley92 July 21, 2020
1
Answer

Speaking from personal experience I would say it isn't a good idea. These are the reasons why I would not use a planter or especially an 'urn'. The Boxwoods we carry grow from 4 feet +. This is a heavy plant for a container. Also Boxwoods are notorious for being very particular with their feet being over watered. When we use planters most of the time we either underwater then or over water them. When they are smaller plants it may not matter as much, but when you get into 2+ years of the boxwood's life, transplanting to the ground is the best way to keep a healthy and happy boxwood. (Urns are just a bad idea all together for living plants. No drainage.)

I live in Utah and my house is west facing. Which of the boxwood spices will survive. which can I put in containers

Asked by Nkor April 10, 2019
1
Answer

Wintergreen and Green Velvet Boxwoods are the only ones we sell that can survive in your planting zone of 4-6. Plant them in Full Sun to Part Sun for best results. We don’t recommend planting them where they will receive less than 3 hours of direct sunlight. These typically are not container plants.

Which boxwood can grow in a large pot

Asked by Rose June 25, 2018
2
Answers

Baby Gem will work. They are very slow growers and you can prune them to keep them small for pots. Look for slow growing varieties.

Is this item available in Ontario

Asked by carney May 27, 2018
1
Answer

This item is only sold and shipped to the 48 contiguous US states. Sorry for this inconvenience

Is the winter gem a good choice for an English garden?

Asked by Wendy May 2, 2018
1
Answer

The Baby Gem Boxwood can be a great choice for planting English gardens

This plant is $9in the store, I need a bunch. Why is it 2x the price online?

Asked by Tanya September 13, 2017
1
Answer

Hi Tanya, since online prices and online/in-store offers can vary from region to region, we would advise that you follow a few steps to ensure that the promo that you are seeing displayed would also apply to the item in your local Home Depot store. First, determine if the item is stocked in-store as well as online. You find this by checking if there is a 'store SKU' on the product page, if there is no store SKU number, then the item is an online exclusive item and the deal is for the online merchandise only. Second, if the item does have a store SKU, please follow the steps below to localize your Homedepot.com to see if the item is stocked in your area: 1. Localize Homedepot.com using your zip code (My Store Location: Change) 2. Choose the store where you want to pick up the item (Make this my Store). Lastly, after localizing, we would advise you visit or contact your local Home Depot store for pricing and availability. However, if you are unable to see the store inventory or price it is most likely either not a stocked item in your area or no longer available for purchase from Homedepot.com. Thanks for shopping Home Depot!

Are the suppose to turn brown at the the beginning of planted

Asked by Sweethang April 15, 2017
2
Answers

No that means it's died

i may need approx 300 of these boxwoods how hard would it be to get them

Asked by toyharley October 24, 2016
2
Answers

Contact your local Home Depot. They should be able to source that many from one of their growers to pick up at the store

Texas sun and heat

Asked by 322larson October 14, 2016
1
Answer

Yes the Baby Gem Boxwood is sun tolerate and will thrive in Full sun to part shade.

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Customer Reviews

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not worth the money
I ordered three boxwoods and they are all very small. I wish I would have done more research because the description said moderate growth, but I've since read they will only grow 1" per year, so it is going to take forever for these tiny shrubs to grow.
by dmill
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All plants made it alive and looked hearty. I was a little disappointed in that the plants were m...
All plants made it alive and looked hearty. I was a little disappointed in that the plants were much smaller than the picture, but not surprised since the price was low compared to a larger version of this shrub.
by Ledman
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Excellent and perfectly shipped...
Excellent and perfectly shipped
by FRANK
Easy to order and the shipment arrived on schedule and...
Easy to order and the shipment arrived on schedule and in good condition. No complaints!
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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I bought 6 plants and three of them died. Two more are not looking good. I made sure I took gre...
I bought 6 plants and three of them died. Two more are not looking good. I made sure I took great care of them =, as they were planted in the front of my home. Very disappointed. Donna
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Consistently high quality, healthy plants. My hillside is full of...
Consistently high quality, healthy plants. My hillside is full of plants from Home Depot vendors and those from Southern Living Plant Collection have been among the best of the best. I have never been disappointed.
by Fred
The plant arrive upside down and is about a tenth...
The plant arrive upside down and is about a tenth of the size of the plant in the photo.
by JC
Plants arrived well packed and not damaged. They look healthy....
Plants arrived well packed and not damaged. They look healthy.
by duce
Packaged well...
Packaged well
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