Answer: Winter Gem is the hardiest of the boxwoods and reliably retains its dark green velvety foliage color all winter long. It grows 4-6' tall and wide but can be prune to maintain a smaller size. Green Tower grows at a moderate to fast rate and is columnar; nine feet tall, one to two feet wide. The foliage is dense and its lustrous dark green leaves have a lighter underside. Green Tower can be a carefree evergreen hedge barrier, and it looks great as a single columnar specimen or in pairs to flank a gate or entry. It adapts well to shearing, and makes a good choice for topiary forms. You can plant practically anytime in the Pacific Northwest. If rainfall isn't abundant you can always supplement with a hose. Provide about one-inch of water per week to your plants and they should become established quickly. Enjoy!
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