Boxwood is a very popular evergreen shrub for decorative edges around gardens and homes. It’s at risk for a number of diseases, though. Keep reading to learn more about diseases affecting boxwoods and how to go about treating boxwood diseases.
Boxwood blight is relatively new plant disease that ruins the appearance of boxwoods and pachysandras. You can get additional information and find out about the prevention and treatment of boxwood blight in this article.
Browsing through pictures of boxwood shrubs will help you understand more about the different boxwood varieties. If I tell you that a Japanese boxwood shrub has little round leaves, you still will not be able to grasp what I am trying to say without a picture of a Japanese boxwood plant.
Boxwood blight is a new, serious disease of boxwood. Check out these pictures to help identify boxwood blight on your plants, or possibly rule out another infection. | See more ideas about Drift wood, Stems and Trunks.
Since this first US report the disease has been identified in a number of northeastern states and also in Oregon, and British Columbia. The first Maryland case of Boxwood Blight was confirmed on plants from a landscaper’s nursery in, 2011, and last year in 2012, in a landscape. The disease is caused by a fungus called Calonectria ...
Boxwood Care: How To Identify And Treat 4 Common Pests and Diseases. Posted on March 15, 2016 by carole funger. ... Most of us know boxwood as a shrub, but in fact the family is much broader. It includes five genera of trees, shrubs and herbs and around 247 flowering species. ... AN ANCIENT PLANT WITH MODERN DAY DISEASES.
Vigorous common boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) shrubs bring a sense of permanence to their surroundings. Whether grown as living sculptures in containers or living walls in the garden, these ...
Prevention & Treatment: Boxwood blight may be confused with other boxwood diseases, such as boxwood decline or other stem blight diseases. If boxwood blight is suspected, have the disease identified. Plant samples can be sent for identification to the Clemson Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic.
Buxus sempervirens, B. microphylla (littleleaf boxwood) and var. japonica (Japanese boxwood), B. sinica var. insularis (Korean boxwood), B colchica and Pachysandra are susceptible. Long distance spread of the pathogen is through the movement of infected nursery material. Remove and destroy severely affected plants.
The Two Main Culprits Absent a hobo who lives in your bushes and regularly relieves himself on their foliage, the probable cause of brown boxwoods is one of two soil-borne diseases -- Phytophthora root rot or English boxwood decline.The first attacks American boxwood (Buxus sempervirens), English boxwood (B. sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'), and littleleaf boxwood (B. microphylla).