What Is Boxwood Decline: Learn How To Treat Boxwood Decline

By December 3, 2017Articles

What Is Boxwood Decline: Learn How To Treat Boxwood Decline

By Teo Spengler If large branches of your mature boxwood turn orange or tan, the plant is likely suffering from boxwood decline. What is this? Boxwood decline in shrubs is a disorder caused by plant stress and fungal diseases. Read on to learn about boxwood decline symptoms and tips for managing boxwood decline. What is Boxwood Decline? If your boxwood shrubs are suffering from stress – like improper pruning, inadequate drainage or cold injury – they may contract boxwood decline. This disorder can discolor and damage your mature plants. It can be caused by the fungus Macrophoma, which causes the oldest foliage to turn yellow. If you look closely, you can see small black dots on the dead leaves. These are the fruiting structures. Boxwood decline in shrubs can also be caused by the fungus Volutella. It creates orange-pink fruiting structures on boxwood branches when the weather is wet and

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