NewGen Freedom® (Buxus ‘SB 300’ PP32421) is an excellent boxwood. It was selected due to its good resistance to boxwood blight and resistance to boxwood leafminer. Its vigor helps it create an attractive plant quicker than many cultivars but it also makes annual pruning a must. With annual pruning, this plant makes a fabulous specimen.
Beautiful, glossy green foliage adorns this relatively vigorous, rounded boxwood that is slightly taller than wide. The habit of NewGen Freedom® is more uniform and tighter than ‘Wintergreen’ or ‘Winter Gem’ making it an excellent choice for formal and residential landscapes. Deer resistant!
NewGen Independence® (Buxus ‘SB 108’ PP28888) offers classic boxwood beauty with good resistance to boxwood blight as well as good performance in boxwood leafminer trials. Its growth is similar to Buxus microphylla ‘Green Beauty’ but has much better boxwood leafminer resistance and the leaves are slightly more elongated. NewGen Independence® was a chance seedling found in the Williamsburg, Virginia area. Note all boxwood cultivars show some level of susceptibility to boxwood blight under extreme circumstances.
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. In new gardens and landscapes, consider it as a substitute for Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ (English Boxwood). Branching structure is very strong, allowing it to withstand most moderate to heavy snow loads. Deer resistant!