I'M GEORGE BRIDGE
My work (and this site) is devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help your boxwood thrive and be protected against diseases and pests so that you can enjoy your boxwood again!
Then came BOXWOOD BLIGHT
TOPBUXUS® USA Story
Our Call To Action
Since 2011, when Boxwood Blight was first found in the United States, George Bridge has been researching and testing industry recommended blight treatment solutions and preventative care approaches.
In the Spring of 2016, George found the groundbreaking treatment to heal and prevent Boxwood Blight called Boxwood Restore & Protect Mix. The product is made by TOPBUXUS® in Holland.
George traveled to Holland to visit the researchers, TOPBUXUS® company owners, and toured the company facilities. He also visited historic gardens, boxwood nurseries and home gardens restored by TOPBUXUS® Boxwood Restore & Protect Mix to view the results first hand.
Since being launched in 2011, TOPBUXUS® Boxwood Restore & Protect Mix product has been used successfully to heal, strengthen, and prevent future Boxwood Blight outbreaks in Europe by public and estate gardens, professional growers, landscapers and gardeners alike.
The product was developed over a course of 11 years by TOPBUXUS® and uses scientific advances to treat Boxwood Blight and other fungal diseases. The treatment also delivers rich nutrients to the boxwood plant helping it to restore new green leaves, branch growth and improve its resistance to future disease with monthly treatments.
Partnering with TOPBUXUS®, George Bridge has brought the groundbreaking TOPBUXUS® Professional Boxwood Care & Treatment Products to the USA and Canada making them available to all. It’s the only care & treatment product line developed just for Boxwood!
TOPBUXUS USA was established in 2019 by George Bridge. George is the Exclusive Distributor for all TOPBUXUS® Boxwood Care & Treatment Products for USA and Canada.
About TOPBUXUS®, Holland
Who We Are
TOPBUXUS® is the largest European grower of Boxwood plants. It’s a family owned and run business. In 1987 Adrie van Dun and his father, Janus, owners of a family tree nursery business, decided to branch out and grow Boxwood plants. By 2011 they had grown over 12 million plants. Key to their success has been continuous scientific development and testing of innovative Boxwood Care Treatment Products.
Why We Developed the Product, Boxwood Restore & Protect Mix
In 2008, when Boxwood Blight started to have a negative impact on the Boxwood industry, this was their call to action to develop a product available for industry professionals and consumers alike. They worked with the University of Wageningen and carried out numerous experiments to determine the correct components on a natural base, dosage and frequency of treatments needed to heal and prevent the Boxwood Blight disease. TOPBUXUS® also participated in an independent Research Study on “Boxwood Blight Preventative Strategy” comparing various treatment products and strategies by Adam, Bayer, Syngenta and TOPBUXUS®. The results of the study concluded that spraying the TOPBUXUS® Restore & Protect Mix product monthly during the growing season, March through to November, was sufficient for the boxwood to survive the worst “fungus weather conditions.” Also the study concluded that 30% less spraying was required as compared to the other products; and it performed better than the chemical fungicide treatments it was tested against. In July 2011, Boxwood Restore & Protect Mix product was launched.
Since TOPBUXUS® has been using Boxwood Restore & Protect Mix product, they have stopped all together using fungicides at their boxwood nurseries.