BetterBuxus®  is the brand name of resistant Buxus varieties, developed by Herplant BV, 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 boxwood has a beautiful, glossy, small leaf and is extremely suitable 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.

This plant is also suitable for poorer soils because of its very strong roots.

Buxus Heritage (‘HER2010B02’)PBR

This hybrid is very similar to the well-known Buxus sempervirens, but grows somewhat more compactly. It has medium to dark green, glossy leaves and requires high fertilisation. On poor sandy soils and with low fertilisation this plant can discolour in autumn and winter, but will turn green again in spring when temperatures rise. Heritage’ is suitable for universal use as a hedge or as a topiary.

Buxus Skylight (‘HER2009B03’)PBR

This selection is the fastest growing of the 4 hybrids and has beautiful medium green, glossy leaves. Due to its good growth, it is extremely suitable for balls, volume applications such as clouds and somewhat higher hedges. This plant also has very strong roots.