TAG: Boxwood Blight

Boxwood blight reported in Michigan

December 12, 2018By

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reported that boxwood blight was detected for the first time in Michigan. Three separate locations in Oakland County located the disease, including a landscape firm, a homeowner’s yard and in holiday wreaths being sold at a retail store. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) also alerted MDARD that... read more

Government Affairs: Will compost be the end of boxwoods?

November 12, 2015By

Boxwoods have been one of the “go to” landscape plants for landscape contractors and homeowners in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S., but boxwoods’ days may be numbered. A fungal disease that causes boxwood leaves to yellow and drop, eventually leading to the weakening and eventual death of the boxwood from secondary diseases, is gaining a foothold. Boxwood blight, until recently... read more

Boxwood Blight Alert

January 16, 2012By

Pathogen identified in Connecticut, Virginia and North Carolina and feared to be more widespread. Boxwood blight (Cylindrocladium buxicola) has been found in Connecticut, Virginia and North Carolina, and may be more widespread than that. The fungus kills boxwoods, which are often used as landscape hedges. According to ANLA, federal and state plant health officials are considering response options, such as international... read more