Hybrids

BetterBuxus®  is the brand name of resistant Buxus varieties, developed by Herplant BVBA, after an intensive breeding program in collaboration with ILVO. These varieties have been obtained by classical breeding between different types of Buxus and are therefore hybrids. These 4 varieties are resistant to Calonectria pseudonaviculata (old name: Cylindrocladium).

Protection trademark and plant breeders’ right

These new varieties are protected by trademark and plant breeders’ rights.The 4 varieties are protected by the European Plant Breeders’ Rights (CVPO) and may not be propagated without permission from the breeder.

Buxus Renaissance (‘HER2009B01’)PBR

This low-growing Buxus has beautiful glossy leaves and is ideal for low hedges. ‘Renaissance’ has small leaves and stays dark green all year round. Due to its rather slow growth, it needs less pruning and can be pruned one time per year.

Buxus Babylon Beauty (‘HER2010B04’)PBR

This Buxus has rather light green, small leaves and is also very suitable for layering applications. Babylon Beauty’ has a low spreading growth if not pruned. This also makes it suitable as ground cover for e.g. Public Green.

Buxus Heritage (‘HER2010B02’)PBR

This hybrid is very similar to the well-known Buxus sempervirens but grows a bit more compact. It has dark green leaves that stay nice and green all year round. ‘Heritage’ is suitable for universal use as a hedge or pruning form.

Buxus Skylight (‘HER2009B03’)PBR

This selection grows faster than the other 3 hybrids and has beautiful medium green leaves. Due to its good growth, it is extremely suitable for balls, volume applications such as clouds and somewhat higher hedges.