NewGen® Independence Boxwood

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Strong and Sturdy NewGen® Independence Boxwood

  • Graceful Green Foliage
  • Densely Branched for Texture
  • Stays Deep Green Year-Round
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Extremely Disease Resistant
  • Versatile In The Garden
  • Rarely Bothered By Deer
  • Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Use Cuttings in Bouquets or Wreaths
  • Add as Accent in Perennial Gardens
  • Great as Low Formal Edge
  • Creates Winter Interest

Did you know Boxwoods have been used as hedges as far back as 4,000 BC? Now, the industry has made some improvements since then with introductions such as NewGen® Independence Boxwood (Buxus 'SB108' PP28888) that make the genus that much more enjoyable!

This variety was found as a chance seedling and has since been tested and rolled out as one of two brand new cultivars in the NewGen® Boxwood series.

While the name and disease resistance is new, the core characteristics we know and love are the same, like its gorgeous deep green foliage.

This broad-leaved evergreen holds its color tremendously well throughout winter. Making it perfect for added interest in your perennial beds.

If you live in a colder area that gets snow, you'll be happy to learn that Independence has strong, sturdy, branches that allow it to withstand moderate to heavy snow loads.

Take a stroll through lines of Independence Boxwoods covered with a light dusting of fresh snow!

Give your garden the texture and winter interest it deserves. Order a NewGen® Independence Boxwood from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery today!

How to Use NewGen Independence Boxwood in the Landscape

Laying out a garden is a bit like painting a delightfully detailed portrait. Boxwoods can be used as helpful guidelines throughout and can direct eyes towards centerpieces you put together.

Accomplish the prim and proper garden of your dreams by using Boxwoods as a low formal hedge around either your flower beds or the edges of your yard.

Because they're low-growing, you can plant them upfront for texture and separation without worrying about covering up the perennials behind.

Plant as an accent inside the gardens to inject a little bit of color during the months your other flowers are resting.

It might not be the first use that comes to mind but we're here to suggest adding a few to your cut gardens. Boxwood branches can be cut and made into wreaths, winter bouquets, or pressed into scrapbooks!

Its rounded habit that is nearly as tall as wide also makes it a great choice to be the filler in your container plantings. Add one to either side of your front doorway.

You can alternate between this variety and other, lighter, kind to create a gorgeous contrasting mixed border.

Create green space between your rose garden by adding an Independence between the different colored blooms. It'll keep the eyes moving and the colors from clashing.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Over the years, botanists have spent quite some time creating the best Boxwoods possible. These days, with Independence, you needn't worry about diseases. It has a high tolerance to boxwood blight and has excellent resistance to leafminer.

Pick it a spot in either full sun or part shade with well drained soil. If you'd like, you can improve the drainage if needed by adding some native soil on top of the area you want to plant and then install the plants on top of the bermed up area.

Other than that, this green beauty is good to go with medium amounts of moisture and perhaps some mulch producing its roots from the hot afternoon sun and cold winters.

Plus, the right colored mulch can bring your entire garden together. Much like how using the correct base coat of paint makes the finished painting pop.

If you'd like, feel free to give your boxwood a trim to your desired height. Simply wait until it has finished its first flush of growth for the season and grab your favorite pair of pruning shears.

It's safe to say this isn't your typical Boxwood. Add a low-maintenance NewGen® Independence Boxwood to your garden today from!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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NewGen® Independence Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buxus 'SB108'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No