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Cultural Details for Buxus x var. insularis 'Winter Gem'

Common Name:
Winter Gem Boxwood

Growth Rate:
Slow

Average Mature Height:
2'

Average Mature Width:
2'

Flower Details:
Ivory flowers fragrant but not showy. In axillary or terminal clusters, March-April

Fruit Details:
3 celled capsule, seeds shining black.

Fall Color:
Evergreen

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Canker, blight, leaf spots, root rot, sun scald and Boxwood mite.

Native Habitat:
Japan, Zones 5-7

Other Features:
Quite comparable to 'Wintergreen' with all the traits of that cultivar. Might be a rename.

Culture and Care:
Transplants balled/burlapped and container in well drained soil. Sun to partial shade.

This plant was blooming:
4/8/2010 - 4/14/2010
3/22/2007 - 4/2/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 74

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu