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2 Gal. Boxwood Baby Gem, Live Shrub Plant, Glossy Green Foliage

  • Compact and rounded growth habit for easy maintenance
  • Evergreen Landscape Bush : Approx. 12-18+ inches tall
  • USDA zone 5-9
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Product Overview

Boxwood Baby Gem is a 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.
  • Zone 5-9
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Shape in early spring to maintain shape
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Plant in well-drained garden soil
  • Perfect for accent, container, mass, slope and border planting
  • Included in the Southern Living Plant Collection
  • Approximate Shipping Size: 8-14 in. H x 7-12 in. W

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Sun ToleranceFull SunFull SunFull SunFull Sun
Mature Height (in.)48 in.36 in.54 in.96 in.
Additional CharacteristicsDisease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Insect ResistantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt TolerantDisease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Insect ResistantNone Listed
Common NameBoxwoodPrivetBarberryHydrangea
Hardiness Zone5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 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)3 (-40 to -30 F),4 (-30 to -20 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)
Evergreen or DeciduousEvergreenEvergreenDeciduousDeciduous
Water RequirementsTwice a weekTwice a weekOnce a weekWhen soil is dry
Annual / PerennialPerennialPerennialPerennialPerennial
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
48 in.
Mature Width (in.)
48 in.
Mature Width (in.)
48 in

Details

Additional Characteristics
Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Insect Resistant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
12
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

8Questions15Answers

how tall will they grow

Asked by roger September 23, 2020
2
Answers

3' to 4' tall.

how big will get

Asked by tedsplace July 30, 2020
2
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It should get 2 ft high -

How tall do they get

Asked by Mac May 10, 2020
2
Answers

The average size of the Baby Boxwood Gem is 4' H x 4–5' W.

Are they deer resistant?

Asked by Mary April 26, 2020
3
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My landscaper created a plan with all deer resistant plants/flowers/shrubs - they are deer resistant. AND BEAUTIFUL!

How are they do in Denver Colorado?

Asked by Greg April 8, 2020
1
Answer

Baby Gem Boxwoods can grow in Denver Colorado.

Can these be planted in terracotta pots as indoor topiaries???...If so, what size pot would work best...8 inches???

Asked by Homefiles October 4, 2018
1
Answer

Yes, it can be planted in terracotta pots but it's not recommended to put it indoor as topiaries.

do they turn a bit yellow in the winter, then green again in spring?

Asked by Orlando February 25, 2018
2
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They do not turn yellow. Mine have stayed lovely and green all winter. Very happy with these Boxwood Baby Gems.

HOW BIG 2 GAL BABY GEM?

Asked by cupcake October 22, 2016
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Answers

Not too big, not too small. Very healthy. Planting 3 in a walkway area around a lamppost. They will grow, so they have to be pruned to the shape and size you want. I am very glad I got the 2 gallon size - smaller would have been too small - larger would have been too large for my area. If you are planting as shrubbery, you may want to get the bigger size, but make sure to space them out....they will grow length and width!

Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 57 reviews
  • 82% recommend this product
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I love my Baby Gem Boxwood! It arrived healthy, green,...
I love my Baby Gem Boxwood! It arrived healthy, green, and in perfect condition. I had recently purchased 9 of them and I love them so much that I found a space in my garden for 1 more!!!
by Michelle
These plants came in great shape and are in a...
These plants came in great shape and are in a beautiful terra cotta pot on our deck. Thank you Home Depot!!
by AprilW
The plants arrived in very good condition, nice and green,...
The plants arrived in very good condition, nice and green, healthy. I thought they would be a little bigger.
by ANNIE
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Arrived in great condition but after the first week 1...
Arrived in great condition but after the first week 1 branch started to turn yellow. Hopefully will be ok but uncertain if it will survive yet....
by SHELLY
Plants arrived healthy and are growing. Shipping was timely and...
Plants arrived healthy and are growing. Shipping was timely and I will definitely be buying additional plants from Home Depot.
by HEATHER
Impeccably packaged with care. After reading the reviews I was expecting something so miniscule....
Impeccably packaged with care. After reading the reviews I was expecting something so miniscule. It was a nice mature young plant as described in very healthy condition. Went straight into the ground. I'm very happy with this purchase.
by Jett
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Very smooth and easy. I am happy to get...
Very smooth and easy. I am happy to get plants safely during Covid.
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by HomeDepotCustomer
died
Bought 4 in March, 5 months later 2 are dead. All other surrounding plants are perfect, these will not survive the Texas summer.
by loveplants
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