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.
A guide to boxwood, how to grow it, and what you can do to treat the most common diseases. A guide to boxwood, how to grow it, and what you can do to treat the most common diseases. ... Boxwood Care: How To Identify And Treat 4 Common Pests and Diseases. Posted on March 15, 2016 by carole funger. Deep green spheres of English box.
Treating Diseases that Harm Your Boxwoods There are several diseases that can harm your boxwood. Most are fungi that attack the roots or leaves of the plant. It is possible to prevent an attack and, in most cases, treat the different diseases should they attack your plant. Here are the main diseases and how you can prevent or treat them.
Boxwood Blight: How to Recognize It and What to Do About It . Our beautiful boxwoods are under attack by a new disease. First seen in England in the 1990’s, the blight was found in North Carolina and Connecticut in late 2011. By last year it had shown up in ten states, including Massachusetts.
History. The first description of boxwood blight was from the United Kingdom in the mid 1990s. In 2002 the disease was discovered in New Zealand, the cause was identified as a new species of fungus which was formally named Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum.The fungus causing the disease in the UK was later named C. buxicola.These are now known to be the same.
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.
Diagnosing and Treating Boxwood Blight Boxwoods are the go-to shrub for many homeowners that want an attractive living boundary around some part of their property. The slow-growing evergreen shrub makes a lovely and long lasting hedge row that is easily maintained, unfortunately it can be wiped out very quickly by a terrible disease called Boxwood Blight.
Best Management Practices for Boxwood Blight in the Virginia Home Landscape This Best Management Practice document is a set of guidelines for home growers of landscape boxwood to avoid introduction of the boxwood blight pathogen into a landscape or, if the disease is already present in a landscape,
Plant Health Care Recommendations for Boxwood Boxwood (Buxus sempiverens) is the aristocrat of formal gardens. Native to Europe, this species has been used extensively in America since colonial times. The dwarf variety, known as English boxwood (Buxus sempirvirens ‘suffruiticosa’) is widely used as edging,
Decline Stunted growth and dieback occur. Young foliage turns grayish green or bronze and finally straw colored. Old leaves fall prematurely. Middle or top branches die. Sunken cankers form at the soil line or on branches in the crotches where dead leaves accumulate. Wood under the sunken canker is ...