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Holidays 2018 Wreaths? Be alert for boxwood blight

Do you have boxwood in your landscape?

 

 

Boxwood Blight in the Mid-Atlantic is occurring more often and with more severity.

 

Be aware that boxwood greenery used for holiday decoration could harbor the boxwood blight pathogen.

 

To minimize risk of introducing the disease by this route:

 

– Do not use boxwood greenery near landscape boxwood.

 

-When disposing holiday greenery, double-bag it in sealed plastic bags and dispose of it in the landfill.

 

 

-Do not compost boxwood greenery.

Holiday wreath with boxwood greens

Boxwood blight infection in the landscape

Have Questions?

 

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/boxwood-blight

Scientific Plant Service’s Plant Health Care experts are available to inspect your boxwood for early symptoms of Boxwood Blight. 410-321-0970
Paul Thomas pault@spsonline.com
Russell Bateman
russellb@spsonline.com

Source: SPS

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