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NewGen Freedom® Boxwood

High tolerance of Boxwood Blight and resistance to Boxwood Leafminer

Botanical Name: Buxus NewGen® Freedom 'SB 300' PP32,421

Height: 3.5' at 15 years | 5' at 25 years

Spread: 3.5' at 15 years | 5' at 25 years

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

What's my zone?




Mix of Sun & Shade



NewGen Freedom® is an excellent boxwood. It was selected due to its high tolerance of 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.  NewGen Freedom® is a relatively vigorous, rounded cultivar that is slightly taller than wide. It has beautiful glossy medium green foliage.


'SB 300'.  PP32421.  Introduced by Saunders Genetics LLC.  Photos from Saunders Genetics.

Plant Characteristics


  • Great Garden Performance
  • Reliable Consumer Success
  • Easy to Grow
  • Low Maintenance
  • Multi-Season Interest
  • Improvement Over Existing Selections
  • Long Blooming

Special Features

  • Cool & Unique
  • Disease Resistant
  • Pest / Insect Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Cut / Dried Flowers
  • Cut Foliage/Stems


  • Small, Urban Yards
  • Kid & Pet Friendly
  • Great in Containers
  • Edible Garden
  • Privacy Screening
  • Erosion Control
  • Wet Areas
  • Climbing

Wildlife & Environment

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies / Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Non-Invasive
  • Low Water Usage / Drought Tolerant
  • Native / Nativar

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Zipcode 29201
Zone 8
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