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NewGen Independence boxwood is an evergreen with a rounded habit. Five NewGen Independence boxwoods growing in a garden near yellow daylilies. A NewGen Independence boxwood in a bed with My Monet weigela. Two NewGen Independence boxwoods growing in their branded containers.
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NEWGEN INDEPENDENCE®

Boxwood

Buxus x

'SB 108'

pp#28,888

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NewGen Independence boxwood is an evergreen with a rounded habit. Five NewGen Independence boxwoods growing in a garden near yellow daylilies. A NewGen Independence boxwood in a bed with My Monet weigela. Two NewGen Independence boxwoods growing in their branded containers.
  • Blight resistant
  • Deer resistant
  • Evergreen
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.

NewGen Independence boxwood has a useful globe-like habit, dark green foliage, and slightly more elongated leaves than other Buxus species. Nearly as tall as it is wide, its strong branching structure helps it withstand snow loads. Medium growth rate.

USDA Zone
5b - 8 (-15°F/-26.1°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun, Shade
Height
3'/.9m
Width
3'/.9m
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.