Grown for centuries, boxwood is not always well understood. Gardeners know of its reputation, but find it difficult to describe good growing practices. Professionals search for accurate and detailed information to make appropriate horticultural decisions. This introductory presentation hits the high points of box history, nomenclature, landscape use, physiology, pest & diseases, legend & lore, and in particular, horticulture.
Lynn Batdorf, Retired Curator of the National Boxwood Collection @U.S. National Arboretum.
For 36 years, Lynn R Batdorf was curator of the National Boxwood Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Since 1985, he has served as the International Cultivar Registration Authority for Buxus L.
He has authored three books and over 50 articles on a variety of boxwood topics. He lectures nationally and internationally to professional audiences. He is an Honorary Life Member of: The American Boxwood Society; the European Boxwood and Topiary Society – UK; the Association Française pour l’Art Topiaire et le Buis.