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Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream'

Golden Dream Boxwood

‘Golden Dream’ has a beautiful rounded and compact habit. The foliage is edged with heavy golden variegation. From a distance, the variegation makes the entire plant nearly a lime-green color. Deer resistant.

  • »  Slow to medium growth, 1 to 3 inches per year.


  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:6-9
  • Height:3 Feet
  • Spread:3 Feet

Additional Information about Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream'

‘Golden Dream’ has a beautiful rounded and compact habit. The foliage is edged with heavy golden variegation. From a distance, the variegation makes the entire plant nearly a lime-green color. Deer resistant.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream'

‘Golden Dream’ can be pruned lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain desired habit. Use hand pruners and shears. Thinning is not necessary but, as with any boxwood, will help increase airflow and sunlight penetration into the interior of the plant.

‘Golden Dream’ is very resistant to boxwood leafminer and very tolerant to boxwood blight. It has few pest or disease issues when planted and cared for properly.  

Interesting Notes about Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream'

Comments: This promising boxwood is relatively new to the market. Remember it offers more of a lime coloring than the traditional white or creamy variegation. We like the fact that it is a microphylla and believe that it will be more tolerant to sunny locations as well as marginal soil conditions. In late fall and winter, we have seen this cultivar take on a natural orange tint as orange-red spots appear in the variegation. It seems to be a characteristic of the plant, so don’t be alarmed as it will quickly disappear in the spring as temperatures rise and new growth emerges.  

Uses: Medium specimen, medium hedge, foundation plant, foliage for holiday decorations.

Substitutes: ‘Elegantissima’