02.10.12

Update related to Boxwood Blight

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:01 PM by Administrator

Boxwood Blight is a fungus that is defoliating boxwood plants.  You can see the impact of Boxwood Blight when the foliage gets brown circles within the green part of the leaf and then the leaf falls off.  A plant can become defoliated, but continue to live.  The current recommendation is to remove the live boxwood plant, because it will look terrible.  While removing the plant, discard the plant into a plastic bag in the area where you dug it out.  Discard the soil in the immediate area, because the fungus can remain alive and dormant for up to 5 years.  Do not compost the infected plant.  Sanitize all tools and clothes after dealing with an infected plant.

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