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NewGen® Boxwood

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NewGen® Boxwood is the standard-bearer of a distinctively better family of boxwood. Our plants have been proven by years of trialing and research. These superior selections have good resistance to boxwood blight and other diseases with proper planting and care, good resistance to boxwood leafminer, and an overall stunning appearance in the landscape.

For over 70 years the Saunders family has devoted time and love to boxwood plants. From a young age, Paul Saunders loved working with these lovely shrubs and began cultivating them at just 13 years old. What was once a 4-H project is now a thriving nursery being run by the next generation of family members.

New Gen is proud to introduce two new varieties into the market they love, the NewGen Independence and the NewGen Freedom. These beautiful, hardy varieties will bring lush visuals to any home or project.

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NewGen Freedom®

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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!

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NewGen Independence®

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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!