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NewGen Independence® Boxwood

NewGen Boxwood

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  • Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
  • Mature Height 36 - 54 Inches
  • Mature Spread 36 - 54 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

The NewGen Independence® Boxwood has the classic good looks that make boxwood shrubs a favorite with many gardeners. This fast-growing evergreen shrub is also low maintenance and hardy. The deep green foliage retains its color even throughout the winter, for dependable color all year long. The oval-shaped foliage is slightly more elongated than other cultivars, with leaves growing in pairs on woody upright stems. 

An upright, naturally rounded growth habit gives the NewGen Independence® Boxwood a lovely shape, while the dense branching form creates dense greenery and can support a snow load in northern regions. Plant this boxwood along a fence, foundation, or border to create a hedge or define an outdoor space. Line a walkway or brighten up an area in need of lush greenery. The NewGen Independence® Boxwood is deer-resistant and grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.

NewGen Independence® Boxwood Care

Plant in full sun or partial shade. The NewGen Independence® Boxwood will need regular and deep watering for the first year but need average watering once acclimated. Soil high in organic content will support new growth. The soil should also be moist but well-drained.

Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, cut down on weeds, and provide a nutritional boost. Fertilize the plant starting in the second growing season using balanced plant food. A light trim in the winter or early spring will ensure consistent growth.

NewGen Independence® Boxwood Spacing

NewGen Independence® Boxwood has an upright, mounded growth habit that will grow 36 to 54 inches tall and wide. Space plants 3 feet apart to create a continuous-looking planting.

NewGen Independence® 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: 36 - 54 Inches
Mature Spread: 36 - 54 Inches
Spacing: 36 - 54 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: NewGen Independence® Boxwood
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.