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NewGen Freedom Boxwood Shrubs for Sale Online
NewGen Freedom® Boxwood is an exciting new blight-resistant boxwood! It has a rounded growth habit with dense green foliage. We recommend pruning your NewGen Freedom Boxwood in spring to maintain its compact and consistent form.
It is relatively slow-growing, only reaching about 3 feet tall and wide at maturity. While blight often plagues other boxwoods, the NewGen Freedom Boxwood is unaffected by blight, making it easy to take care of and perfect for beginners. Buxus NewGen Freedom is very deer-proof and makes an excellent hedge, plus its resistance to Boxwood Leafminer.
|Mature Height:||4 to 5 Feet / less if trimmed|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 Feet / less if trimmed|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Evergreen, dense foliage|
|Foliage:||New growth emerges bright green changing to dark green as the season progresses|
|Soil Condition:||Any well-drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
How to Care for NewGen Freedom® Boxwood
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
STEP 1: PLANTING
We suggest digging a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. You should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
STEP 2: FERTILIZE
It is recommended that you add fertilizer to the bottom of the hole used to plant your newly acquired NewGen Freedom Boxwood Shrub. This will ensure a healthy start providing the essential nutrients your plant needs to grow.
STEP 3: WATER
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the NewGen Freedom Boxwood a good deep watering. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
STEP 4: MULCH
We highly recommend that you mulch your NewGen Freedom Boxwood with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It is better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.