English boxwoods care

Asked June 8, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT

I recently purchased and planted several small English boxwoods, and was told I should consider applying a systemic fungicide as a preventive measure. Does this make sense (it was a rather large investment) and if so does it matter which/what kind?

Harford County Maryland shrubs boxwood care

1 Response

We do not recommend a preventative fungicide for boxwood. If you are concerned about boxwood blight, a preventative fungicide will mask any symptoms. If you plant the boxwoods, monitor your landscape for any symptoms. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/boxwood-blight