Pests and Diseases forum: Boxwood Disease?

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Apr 3, 2017 6:19 PM CST
I have two boxwoods on the northeast side of my house that are well established an several years old I would assume (moved in 1.5 years ago.) They have been healthy and beautiful until a few months ago when I noticed that the new growth was yellowish in color. I didn't think anything of it, but after being out there this past weekend I am noticing that it seems that more branches and leaves are yellowing, some with black "sores" on the leaves. I can't see any sores on the stems when I look, but am wondering if I might possibly have the boxwood blight, and if so, what I might be able to do to help it, i.e. cutting out diseased looking limbs and such. I appreciate any help!
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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Irises Lilies Hostas Ferns Composter Region: Belgium
Apr 3, 2017 6:44 PM CST
Sure looks like box blight. Unfortunately there's no cure for the disease and any attempts to reinvigorate/save it might be in vain because the chances of reinfection are extremely high due to the prevalence of the disease and longivity of the spores in the soil (decade?).

It's for this reason that I'm not using box anymore and am looking for lookalikes. Try Ilex crenata.
[Last edited by Arico - Apr 3, 2017 6:49 PM (+)]
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