In the USA, Saunders Brothers (EBTS members), like many other growers of boxwood, have been working to create a new breed of plant that is resistant to blight and other issues affecting its growth. In 2020 they will be releasing NewGen™ Boxwood in the USA and they hope it will be ‘the standard bearer of a distinctively better family of boxwood’.
Their aim is to provide exceptional plants that have better tolerance of Boxwood Blight, better resistance to Boxwood Leafminer, whilst still providing all the appearance we love in a good plant.
This is an exciting time for boxwood, with Saunders Brothers leading the way in the USA and Didier Hermans of Herplant introducing 4 new hybrids in Europe this year that have also been developed to resist blight. If you want to know more about their NewGen™ Boxwood, then click on the link below.