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Lakeville, MA

June 19, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9171346

Thank you for this article, I have had 4 boxwoods planted at my front door for over 12 years. Very easy to take care of, but this year, I went out, removed all the leaves and noticed that they had all fallen forward. We had the mildest dryest winter I can recall. One of them was completely dead, all leaves dead and it appears the others are going that way also. I planted them so as to make a wall, they grow so slow, its been working, until now. So will I need to dig all of them up to protect the lilac, and japanese maple that surrounds it. What a horrible disease, truly, boxwoods are great for people who have no special skill for gardening. Truly sad an entire species of plant could be killed. Please keep us updated


Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9171540

I would dig one of the diseased one and take it to your extension office to confirm that it is B.B.

If so dig and dispose all of the boxwoods. At this time I'm not sure if ti affects other plants, there's been no indication that it does.


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