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Q.Can You Prune A Baby Gem Boxwood To Stay At 12″ Height Given That Their Maximum Is 36″?

Zone 94618 | Anonymous added on January 28, 2021 | Answered

I am looking for the right boxwood to grow a very low hedge and parterre in my garden, and I am looking for one that is brighter green, has smaller leaves and maintains it’s color through the winter than the sempervirens-suffruticosa.

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Answered on January 29, 2021

Yes, you can trim Little Gem to the size you want. Since they are slow growing, it won't be that often. Other dwarf boxwoods include Green Pillow, which grows just over 1 foot tall and Wedding Ring, which tops out at 1 to 3 feet.

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