- Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Traditionally Boxwood has been used in many different garden designs. It is good for making tidy low hedges and fun or formal topiary. NewGen Freedom® Boxwood is a great addition to this evergreen family of shrubs. NewGen is much more disease and pest resistant than older varieties. It can be used instead of less disease resistant varieties such as ‘Wintergreen’ or Green Beauty’.
The glossy, green foliage is compact and dense, lending itself to topiary and hedge forming. NewGen Freedom® is a moderate grower and will require annual clipping to keep its neat, tidy appearance. Because it grows at a rate of 3-4 inches a year, it also fills in quickly for hedges.
NewGen Freedom® Boxwood Care
Boxwood needs full sun to stay healthy and green. They tolerate an acidic soil but do best with a neutral 7.0 pH. Moderately fertile and moist soil must be free draining to avoid any root rot diseases. Boxwood requires minimal watering after establishing
Pruning can be an annual event, done before new growth starts early in the spring. This is a good time to remove any dead or dying branch tips that might not have made it through the winter. Pruning time is also a great time to feed the Boxwood with a slow release, balanced fertilizer. One feeding is all that is required per season. This will help the new evergreen growth to maintain its color and vigor.
NewGen Freedom® Boxwood Spacing
Spacing of 4 feet on center is best when planting this Boxwood to grow into a hedge. If topiary is the goal for NewGEn Freedom®, they can be planted at a larger spacing to allow for the whole shape to be seen. With an overall height of 4-5 feet and width of 4-5feet, Boxwood works in formal containers or as part of a seasonal mixed planter.
NewGen Freedom® Boxwood Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
|Attracts: Bees, Birds
|Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: NewGen Freedom® Boxwood
|Scientific Name: BUXUS NEWGEN `FREEDOM`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.