Baby Gem™

Baby Gem™

Buxus microphylla 'Gregem' PP21159

Buxus are the staple plant for edging, hedging, and topiary. Baby Gem is very compact and will need much less pruning than others, making it ideal for lower hedges and containers. Branches can be used as cut foliage in arrangements or wreaths.

Sunset Zones

3B, 4-26

USDA Zones

-20°F to -10°F USDA zones 5–10

Baby Gem™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-4' H x 4–5' W

Landscape Use

Bonsai, Border, Container, Edging, Hedge, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Slope, Topiary

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Clumping Habit, Compact habit, Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Salt Tolerance, Water-wise, Year-Round Interest


Compact grower

Flowering Season


Baby Gem™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in spring


Prune as needed


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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