Boxwood replacement: Bloombux has won several awards!
Let's put it bluntly: The days of the boxwood are numbered. Too often, the buxus in the garden falls victim to the boxwood borer or a disease such as boxwood wilt. Too many garden lovers are in despair because all their efforts with regard to planting, pruning, pest control and care have ultimately been in vain. The question remains as to which plants can replace the boxwood. We have a first-class boxwood alternative as a solution!
Bloombux® is not a boxwood, but it looks like one. You can use it in exactly the same way as the popular Buxus - as a hedge, for topiary, in containers or in a structured bed. The Bloombux® can do it all. Its ovate, pointed, evergreen leaves are a fresh green that darkens to a rich shade when mature, similar in shape, size and colour to boxwood. For most of the year, you will notice almost no difference between old Buxus and new Bloombux®. Wait a minute: almost the whole year?
Bloombux® plus point no. 2: the blossom
True, the habit and effect of our Bloombux® are only almost identical to that of the boxwood. In May and June the Bloombux®, a very special rhododendron cultivar, comes up trumps by being covered all over with attractive pink flowers that are lightly scented. (The Bloombux® Magenta variety then glows a bright reddish purple.) This makes the Bloombux® not just a substitute for boxwood, but also a flowering hedge, scented hedge and insect protection hedge. All in one.
Bloombux® plus point no. 3: health
As a dwarf rhododendron, the Bloombux® is completely immune to all boxwood diseases, without the need for costly care measures or harmful fungicides and insecticides. It is simply naturally healthy and resistant. You no longer need to worry about bunt, boxwood fungus & co. As an extremely hardy cross (down to -24 °C), you can plant Bloombux® almost all year round.
Bloombux® plus point no. 4: versatility
Bloombux® is probably the most versatile boxwood alternative there is. Use it to create strictly shaped or free-growing hedges. Place it in a pot on the terrace or balcony (of course, topiary or natural growth is also possible in pots). Use it for grave planting, as a border or as an area plant - there are almost no limits to your ideas.
Bloombux® plus point no. 5: uncomplicatedness
Until the boxwood borer came and the boxwood fungus spread, the boxwood was long regarded as a very hardy and low-maintenance plant. Our boxwood alternative Bloombux® tops these good qualities. The Bloombux® is not squeamish; it feels at home in almost any deep garden soil and is also lime-tolerant. This is made possible by the successful breeding work that has gone into this exceptional boxwood substitute.
Last but not least, Bloombux® is extremely pruning tolerant and very easy to care for. You can prune it just like a boxwood. Without pruning, it will develop into a naturally dense small shrub or an attractive flowering hedge of around 1 metre in height in just a few years.
Conclusion: A boxwood substitute that takes a big leap forward.
The deceptively similar appearance, the cuttability, the versatility - all this makes Bloombux® a really good boxwood substitute. But in keeping with the motto "while we're at it", the Bloombux® breeders have added a few extras: There is probably no other boxwood alternative that looks so similar to the boxwood over the course of the year, makes itself popular with the best characteristics and then amazes with such a lush flowering in early summer. Neither holly, yew, laurel cherry, hedge myrtle nor privet make this quantum leap as boxwood alternatives.
The only question that remains is: will you buy your Bloombux® in pink or in magenta?