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Three NewGen Freedom boxwood growing in a landscape. NewGen Freedom boxwood plants growing in their branded containers. NewGen Freedom boxwood planted near the front door of a home. A row of NewGen Freedom boxwood.
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NEWGEN FREEDOM®

Boxwood

Buxus

'SB 300'

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Three NewGen Freedom boxwood growing in a landscape. NewGen Freedom boxwood plants growing in their branded containers. NewGen Freedom boxwood planted near the front door of a home. A row of NewGen Freedom boxwood.
  • Pest + disease resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Hardy
Description

Spring Meadow Nursery is pleased to offer potted liners of NewGen Independence and NewGen Freedom boxwoods. With their resistance to not just blight but to leafminer as well, these cultivars will help keep boxwood an option for landscapers and homeowners.

Selected for its natural vigor, handsome habit, and resistance to pests and diseases, NewGen Freedom boxowood is a hardy selection for planting in USDA zones 5-8. Dark green foliage is resistant to winter bronzing, but can easily be re-greened with nitrogen in spring. 

USDA Zone
5 - 8 (-20°F/-29.9°C)
Exposure
Part sun, Shade, Sun
Height
3.5'/1.0m
Width
3.5'/1.0m
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4"

Soil

Boxwood prefers neutral to alkaline soil; well-drained soils are a must. Benefits greatly from a 1" layer of mulch. Avoid compacted sites.

Pruning

Boxwood does not typically require pruning as a matter of course, but if plants are being used for clipped hedging or topiary, do so in late spring or early summer, after the new growth has emerged. Avoid cutting into thick stems.

Uses

Hedges; borders; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Boxwood is one of the most shade tolerant and deer resistant shrubs. Minimize winter damage by providing late season irrigation if weather is dry, and installing a layer of mulch. This is especially recommended for plants spending winter in containers.