Development of blight tolerant box
Hopefully you will have already watched Didier Hermans talk on how his company Herplant BV in Belgium have developed four Buxus hybrids that are box blight tolerant. If not, use the buttons below to view the presentation.
The hybrids are called:
- Boxwood Renaissance
- Buxus Babylon Beauty
- Boxwood Heritage
- Boxwood Skylight
The 4 varieties are protected by European Plant Breeders’ Rights (CVPO) and may not be propagated without the permission of the breeder.
Always one for keeping up with best practices and new innovation, Bunny has become one of the first people in the UK to plant some of the new blight tolerant Buxus hybrids in her garden. To find out more, watch her YouTube video on how she went about removing her existing plants, which have an interesting back story in themselves.
An EBTS member who’s garden we visited in 2019 is also planning to introduce BetterBuxus® and we hope to bring you details of this exciting project in 2021. We may even be able to offer a few people some hands on involvement.