NewGen Independence® Boxwood

Very high tolerance to Boxwood Blight


Botanical Name: Buxus NewGen Independence® 'SB108'

Habit: Rounded

Height: 3' at 15 years | 4.5' at 25 years

Spread: 3' at 15 years | 4.5' at 25 years

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

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Type
Woody

Foliage
Green

Light
Sun

Light
Mix of Sun & Shade

Light
Shade

Description

NewGen Independence® was chosen based on its very high tolerance to Boxwood Blight as well as its outstanding performance in Boxwood Leafminer trials. It's 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.

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.  Zones 5b-8.

 

PP28,888.  Introduced by Saunders Genetics LLC. Photos from Saunders Genetics.


Plant Characteristics

Performance

  • 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 Foilage/Stems

Functionality

  • 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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