How to maintain boxwood!

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Date Photo Taken: 01/25/2013
Location: Lithonia, Georgia
Posted By: Parker12

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Okay so in front of our office building is a row of boxwood hedges… some have random spots that are dying… how can i prevent this and why would it be doing that? The spots are not consistent with too much sunlight exposure… please help! Thanks!

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I see some yellowing or, “oranging” if you will, on the left side of the plant. Okay so, from your description, this could be a symptom of Volutella leaf blight. See this link
    http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/boxwood-buxus-sp-volutella-leaf-and-stem-blight-canker
    Another link shows better closeup shots http://www.insectimages.org/series/viewseries.cfm?ser=165.
    To get eyes on your problem contact a local lawn/shrub care specialist or cut a branch and take it by your Dekalb Co.UGA extension service office.
    http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/dekalb/index.html

    January 28th, 2013 at 11:08 am
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Just noticed this on Walter’s home page. Thought it might help. http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/boxwood-diseased-foliage/

    January 29th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

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