Buxus var. koreana 'Winter Gem' - Boxwood

Buxus var. koreana 'Winter Gem'

Winter Gem Boxwood

Categories: Shrub

The Winter Gem boxwood is a densely branched upright evergreen that offers a gracious landscaping form. It produces lettuce green spring foliage that turns a deeper green in summer. The tips of the leaves turn a slight bronze color during the winter.  Ideal selection for low hedge or shrub border. Responds well to pruning and shearing.  A good deer resistant shrub. 

We offer Winter Gem 12" to 15" in a 3 gallon container.

We also offer Winter Gem 18" to 24" in a 7 gallon container.

More About Buxus var. koreana 'Winter Gem'

  • Deer resistant.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Drought tolerant after established.
  • Nice year around color.

Winter Gem Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Contact with the sap of boxwood may irritate the skin in some people.  Fertilize in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins.  Recommended spacing for a boxwood hedge is 24 to 30 inches apart.  Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.


3-4 Feet


3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Buxus var. koreana 'Winter Gem' Characteristics


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water


  • Border or Bed
  • Evergreen
  • Low Maintenance
  • Edging

Foliage Color

  • Green

Genus Overview: Buxus

Common Name: Boxwood

The boxwood is a very popular ornamental shrub, being particularly valued for topiary and hedges because of its tolerance of close shearing, small leaves, and scented foliage. This hardy and compact plant offers leaves of dark green above and light or yellowish green beneath and usually lustrous on both sides. It produces creamy yellow flowers, without petals, in small clusters in the spring. The boxwood is an excellent specimen good for hedges, mass planting and formal gardens and is often called the aristocrat of the hedging plants.

Plants that work well with Buxus var. koreana 'Winter Gem'

False Holly False Holly (Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki')
False Holly False Holly (Osmanthus O. heterophyllus 'Gulftide')