Blight on miniature boxwood

Asked August 23, 2018, 7:04 PM EDT

There is a blight that is spreading amongst my miniature boxwood. Turning brown and dying. I’m wondering what is the cause and treatment.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This doesn't look good.
How old are the plants and where did they come from?
We are concerned that it is possible that you have a relatively new disease called Boxwood Blight for which there is no cure.
The only way to know for sure is to have samples sent to a lab for testing.
Do you have a landscaper?
They could submit samples.
If not, let us know, and we'll work out a way to have them checked out.

Here is our page on Boxwood Blight with more information on what to look for:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/boxwood-blight

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