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Bassmaster1976
What's wrong with my Boxwoods?
Bassmaster1976

Can anyone tell me what is going on with some of the boxwoods I have that are planted to form a hedge row? From the picture you can see that on a couple of the shrubs, some of the leaves are turning orange/red while other parts of the same plant are green and healthy and waxy the was they should be. Thank you for any help in advance. I really appreciate it. The photo is here:

Thanks again

dj1
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dj1

About loading a pic: use a host like photobucket, then tell us the link here.

There are many varieties of hedge plants, and some may change colors with the change of seasons. Climate condition changes have more effects on some plants than others.

Wind, sun and frost for example can cause this. Talk to your local nursery, they might be able to pinpoint your trouble and offer a remedy.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: What's wrong with my Boxwoods?
Sombreuil_mongrel

Boxwood in the Eastern US gets a microbial attack. The treatment is to completely remove the affected plant, remove all the surrounding soil, then replace it and hope for the best.
I used to work in a huge historic garden with tons of English and American boxwood, we lost a few of them to this blight. The good news is, it will affect one plant in a hedge, but not necessarily the neighbors. It helps if you practice good "garden hygiene" by collecting all the dropped leaves; burn or landfill, do not compost them.
I currently use boxwood as edging in my front beds, and it is doing really well; they were seedlings I took from the historic site.
Casey

Bassmaster1976
Re: What's wrong with my Boxwoods?
Bassmaster1976

These boxwoods should be green year round. Most of them in hedge row are fine all year round, and do not change appearance. I think the opinion it might be some kind of viral blight unfortunately might be the accurate opinion but maybe someone else has another thought?

ed21
Re: What's wrong with my Boxwoods?
ed21

I've heard the same thing about box woods getting a blight. I believe it's a nematode that attacks the root. I had a 15 year old plant that declined over a couple years that I eventually removed. It had the same symptoms. I don't believe there is a cure.

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: What's wrong with my Boxwoods?
Sombreuil_mongrel

In winter boxwood leaves get a darker bronze green color; in the spring the new growth is very bright green.
Casey

Bassmaster1976
Re: What's wrong with my Boxwoods?
Bassmaster1976

Yes these are actually red and yellow leaves. Unfortunately I think most of the tone of this thread is correct, and that my boxwoods likely have the fungal blight...dang it all

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