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TAG: Boxwood Blight

The Big One: Planting perfection

March 24, 2021By
Photo: Thomas Walker Photo

Company: Planted Earth Landscaping Location: Bethesda, Md. The client spends a lot of time outside and wanted a garden that fit her family’s needs. She engaged Planted Earth Landscaping to improve her failing landscape on a new build site after two years in the ground. Planted Earth manages the irrigation, lighting, plantings and turf care on the site, which goes... read more

Virginia Tech research team to improve boxwood blight prevention

December 1, 2020By

Chuanxue Hong, project director and a professor in the Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, will lead a multi-institutional research team to find innovative methods to safeguard the nation’s largest evergreen shrub against boxwood blight, Virginia Tech said. Boxwood blight is a fungal infection that is easily transported through the nursing industry by plants that don’t show any signs... read more

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