Scientific Name: Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Winter Gem'
Common Name: Korean littleleaf boxwood, winter gem boxwood
Family Name: Buxaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Open, Upright
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Hedge row, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Green-yellow, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Slow growing dense, compact, mounded boxwood that usually kept <80cm tall and broad; leaves opposite, most blades obovate, 1-2.5cm long x 4-8mm wide; apex rounded or notched, bright green.