Buxus blight is a disease of box hedging plants. It causes dieback and browning off of leaves and shoots.
Buxus blight (box blight) is a disease caused by the fungus Cylindrocladium buxicola. It has become common in the UK, Europe and in New Zealand.
- We advise using Thiram Fungus Control to prevent spread of buxus blight
- Sterilize garden implements when trimming the buxus.
- Improve air flow around plants.
- Clear up and burn or dispose of dead leaves and other material around affected plants.
If your buxus are already infected:
- Prune out all badly infected limbs. Sterilise your prunning equipment with dilute bleach or meths between plants.
- Clear away leaf litter from in and under the buxus.
- Spray Root Protect Aliette to the foliage and drench the roots using a watering can.
- Alternatively success has been reported using PLANThealth Rose Force.
Did you know
Box blight is caused by two fungi - Cylindrocladium buxicola and Volutella buxi
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