Volutella Boxwood Blight

Asked August 5, 2019, 3:23 PM EDT

I was directed to either Immunox or copper sulfate to treat the boxwoods. Can I use both together at the same time, or use each individually but on alternating weeks, or not use them together at all?

Montgomery County Maryland shrubs boxwood volutella volutella on boxwood

1 Response

Here is our page on boxwood volutella which explains management options: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/volutella-blight-boxwood

As you'll read, spraying is done early in the growing season and sometimes later. Timing is important. Only one fungicide is used per spraying.

Infected branches cannot be cured and should be pruned out (like the yellowing one in the last photo.)

Ellen