Yellow/brown boxwood leafs

Asked March 24, 2020, 7:04 PM EDT

2 out of my 6 boxwood bushes leafs are turning yellow/brown... what could be the cause of this?

Elmore County Alabama

1 Response

Good Morning,

Unfortunately, I can't get a good sense of what might be wrong. Boxwoods may have foliage yellowing for several reasons.

From just the 2 pictures I'd suggest having a soil test done to eliminate soil pH issues.

Also, I suggest checking on site drainage. Boxwoods do not grow well in wet soils or dense clay soils that are kept wet. This allows several problems to occur, usually root loss from oxygen starvation around the roots to root decaying fungi favored by heavy wet soils.

I suggest calling Bethany O'Rear your local Home Grounds agent at: (205) 612-9524 to discuss the situation with her.