Fungal diseases in Buxus were becoming more and more of a problem and were difficult to control without an intensive crop protection scheme. In order to find a sustainable solution, a breeding program was started in 2007 by Herplant BV, based on their large collection of more than 200 Buxus species and cultivars. From more than 10,000 seedlings, 4 resistant hybrids were selected and distributed under the brand name BetterBuxus®.
The production of these new varieties will remain entirely in the hands of Herplant BV for the first few years. These plants will not be sold on the free market and will be distributed by a network of exclusive distributors. You can find them in the distributors section.
Resistant Buxus varieties are the most durable solution against fungal diseases. The use of crop protection can thus be reduced to a minimum, which is better for people and for the environment.
Through the cultivation research of Herplant, a solution has been found against the dreaded fungal disease (Calonectria) on Buxus. It is our mission to give Buxus another bright future in gardens, Public Green and historical gardens and to make Buxus one of the most popular and easiest garden plants again.