Volutella buxi on buxus in Canada

Asked March 6, 2018, 2:17 PM EST

Pathogen on buxus. What would be your recommeneded course of action in the province of BC where chemical sprays are banned.

Outside United States

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the term "pathogen" means many things, and without knowing the specific pathogen (fungus, bacteria, insect, etc.), a recommended 'cure' is impossible. We would need to know what symptoms the plant is having, see some photos of the damage, and know whether anyone has viewed the plant's tissue under a scope or a treatment has been attempted. Frankly, I think you will get faster and more reliable information by contacting the UBC Hortline Advice, whose contact information is listed here. Good luck!