Winter Gem Boxwood is considered the classic evergreen boxwood hedge plant in the 2-3 foot hedge range. When you think about defining or separating areas in the garden this is the boxwood hedging will be your first choice. The Winter Gem Boxwood or Buxus microphylla Winter Gem, can be used to hide a heat pump, as foundation plants and is especially pretty against red brick homes. When used as a foundation plant it becomes beautiful background foliage for other colorful plant varieties.
This is the evergreen boxwood shrub that keeps its color over the winter months. You'll want to use color around the Boxwood Winter Gem for contrast and separation. I suggest any red berry holly shrubs for winter along with a few of the ornamental grasses. For the rest of the year any red flowering or red leaf plants make for a stunning appearance. This low growing boxwood is a good choice classic evergreen shrub for English gardens and cottage gardens.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed your Boxwood Winter Gem with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy and neat appearance, shear annually to shape. Watering is reduced after establishment.