Image courtesy of Saunders Brothers

Image courtesy of Saunders Brothers

Shrub

Buxus NewGen Freedom® ('SB300')

NewGen Freedom® Boxwood

  • High tolerance to Boxwood blight
  • Resistant to Boxwood leafminer
  • Fast-growing, 3-5" per year
  • Replaces 'Wintergreen', 'Winter Gem', 'Green Beauty', and 'Jim Stauffer'
  • Deer resistant

NewGen Freedom® is a relatively vigorous, rounded cultivar that is slightly taller than wide. It has beautiful glossy medium green foliage. Its habit is more uniform and tighter than ‘Wintergreen’ or ‘Winter Gem’ thus making it an excellent choice for many formal and residential landscapes. Deer resistant!

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.

Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Evergreen
Evergreen
Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Average Water
Average Water

Characteristics and Attributes