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NewGen™ Boxwood (Saunders Genetics)

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    With the continued pressure on the boxwood we cherish in our landscapes today, NewGen Boxwood offers growers, landscapers, and garden retailers hope for the future of boxwood by trialing, selecting and marketing superior boxwood selections. A new generation of genetics, knowledge, and vision, is here to revolutionize America’s garden classic. Find out more about our story, our mission, and the results of our dedication to finding a solution.

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    NewGen Freedom® Boxwood

    This excellent boxwood was selected due to its better resistance to Boxwood Blight and resistance to Boxwood Leafminer. Its vigor creates an attractive plant quicker than many cultivars. This plant makes a fabulous addition to any landscape.

    Cultivar: Buxus NewGen Freedom® ‘SB 300’ PP32421

    Zone: 5-8

    Growth Rate: Fast, 3 to 6 inches per year

    Sun Exposure: Sun, part sun, shade

    Attributes: NewGen Freedom® is a relatively vigorous, rounded cultivar that is slightly taller than wide. It has beautiful glossy medium green foliage. Its habit is more uniform and tighter than Buxus microphylla ‘Wintergreen’ or Buxus microphylla ‘Winter Gem’ making it an excellent choice for many formal and residential landscapes. Deer resistant!

    Care: NewGen Freedom® should be pruned each year in late winter-early spring. If not pruned, the plant will tend to open up in the center, especially in spring when new foliage is wet and young. NewGen Freedom® is very resistant to Boxwood Leafminer and shows good resistance to Boxwood Blight. It has very few disease or pest issues when planted and cared for properly. NewGen Freedom® responds positively to nitrogen applications.

    Uses: Medium specimen, medium hedge, foundation plant

    Substitutes: ‘Wintergreen,’ ‘Winter Gem,’ ‘Jim Stauffer,’ ‘Green Mountain’

    Size:      15 years (3.5’ Tall and 3.5’ Wide) 25 years (5’ Tall and 5’ Wide)


    NewGen Independence® Boxwood

    NewGen Independence® was chosen based on its better resistance to Boxwood Blight, root diseases and good performance in Boxwood Leafminer trials. Perfect replacement for English Boxwood in formal gardens or as a foundation plant in any landscape.

    Cultivar: Buxus NewGen Independence® ‘SB 108’ PP28888

    Zone: 5b-8

    Growth Rate: Medium, 2 to 4 inches per year

    Exposure: sun, part sun, shade

    Attributes: NewGen Independence® is a very deep green medium sized cultivar that holds excellent color throughout the winter. It has a rounded habit that is nearly as tall as wide. NewGen Independence® can be used in formal plantings where a medium sized round plant is desired. Would be a replacement for Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ (English Boxwood) for foundational plantings. Branching structure is very strong allowing it to withstand most moderate to heavy snow loads. Deer resistant.

    Care: NewGen Independence® should be pruned lightly in late winter to early spring to maintain uniform shape. It is not uncommon for fall frosts to burn new growth that occurred in the late summer or fall. These burned shoots can be removed in late fall after first freeze or in late winter/early spring depending on the gardener’s preference.

    Uses: Medium specimen, medium hedge, foundation plant.

    Substitute for: ‘Green Beauty,’ ‘Suffruticosa,’ ‘Green Velvet,’ ‘Green Mound’

    Size: 15 years (3’ Tall and 3’ Wide)