Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 2-4 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 2-4 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Gregem'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, LA, TN, Canada
Fine Texture + Evergreen Foliage
Why Baby Gem™ Boxwood Shrubs?
Easy-growing perfection in a classic evergreen package: The Baby Gem™ Boxwood boasts all the benefits of the timeless shrub in a redefined, improved growth habit. Introduced in 2010, the Baby Gem is crafted for a graceful look, with small leaves and finely-textured foliage for a well-curated appearance.
Though the Baby Gem’s mature foliage is dark green in hue, new leaves with a cheery yellow tint, nearly-chartreuse, emerge in spring. This sleek shrub’s neat and tidy growth habit boasts even more visual depth as a result. Plus, because its foliage reaches the ground, it’s packed tightly in a dense, full-coverage silhouette.
And you get a manicured appearance without the fuss. Although this boxwood can be pruned and shaped, it grows naturally into a modernized, polished silhouette. The Baby Gem is like instant curb appeal, taking flower beds and foundations to the next level, as well as porches and patios when planted in a container.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Not only does your Baby Gem stand up to deer, heat, and drought, effortlessly, but it also establishes quickly and grows without any hassle on your part. That's because we've planted, grown and shipped your Baby Gem with care.
Now, when it arrives at your door, it boasts a healthier root system, ready to take hold and acclimate to your homescape with ease.
What’s not to love when it comes to this garden gem? Order your Baby Gem Boxwood (or two) today!
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Beautiful Baby Gem Shrubs
I can't say enough about the plants i bought from Fast Growing Tress .com. Excellent results, fabulous plants. I bought 29 Baby Gem Shrubs. One gallon and 2 gallon plants. They ALL are doing well. I also purchased many other plants (Approximately $2000 worth of plants) and they all are doing well. I got them in the beginning of April. It is now 3rd week in July. Highly, highly recommend this site.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Though it tolerates partial shade, particularly during the afternoon hours, it thrives in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Dig your hole only to the depth of the Baby Gem’s root ball. Once you’ve placed the shrub in your the hole, ensure you backfill the soil. Your shrub should also be planted in an area with well-drained soil to avoid root rot and planted away from downspouts.
We recommend mulching the area surrounding your new Baby Gem. Adding a 3- to 4-inch layer of mulch around your planted shrub will help it conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
2. Watering: During the first year after planting your shrub, a regular watering schedule is essential. Water the Baby Gem each week if the natural rainfall for your area doesn’t supply enough water. If you're not sure when to water, just check the surrounding soil - if the soil is dry, it's time to water.
3. Fertilizing: Perform a soil test in the area where your Baby Gem is or will be planted. If fertilizer is recommended per your soil test results, apply during spring, when new growth emerges. New growth will be easy to spot because fresh leaves are toned with a vibrant shade of light, bright green.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|