Better Boxwood to Appear on the Consumer Market in 2023
Plant Development Services Inc. has partnered with Everde Growers to offer Better Boxwood to U.S. and Canadian growers, with the series appearing on the consumer market in 2023.
Better Boxwood is the first collection of boxwood scientifically bred for its ability to resist blight. The Better Boxwood series is the result of more than two decades of breeding and trials in Europe led by Belgium grower Didier Hermans and the Flemish Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, both decades-long leaders in the fight against blight in Europe.
The Better Boxwood series’ four blight-resistant varieties will offer unique sizes and forms:
Buxus Skylight: 6-8 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide, fast growing with medium-green leaves. Suitable for topiary and medium hedges.
Buxus Babylon Beauty: 3 ft. tall and 4-5 ft. wide, light green leaves with low spreading growth. Suitable for groundcover or layering.
Buxus Heritage: 3-4 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide, dark green leaves. Similar to Buxus sempervirens but slightly more compact. Ideal as a hedge or pruning form.
Buxus Renaissance: 1-2 ft. tall and 1-2 ft. wide, low-growing with dark green leaves. Ideal for low hedges.
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