By: Heather Knapp on March 20th, 2019
Scenic would like to take this opportunity to bring you up to speed with a nationwide epidemic that may be affecting your property.
Across the United States, blight has been spreading quickly and killing boxwoods. Blight is a natural occurring, incurable fungal disease that affects boxwoods; both the plant and the surrounding soil. It became more prevalent in the past year due to extreme weather conditions. With the warm, wet and humid weather we had in 2018, we have been seeing cases of blight spreading throughout the tri-state area. Keep an eye out on your property for any signs of boxwood blight.
Scenic is staying proactive to make sure our clients are informed and aware. We are working with industry specialists to develop a fungal spray program that will help manage the blight.
In the meantime, we have solutions and alternatives available for damaged boxwoods.
While it is not harmful to humans or pets, please do not touch. It is possible for it to spread to other boxwoods on your property.
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What to look for:
- Browned out dead spots on boxwood
- Black striation on stems of plant near the base
- Defoliation – loss of leaves and color