Green Alert! Green Alert! Boxwood Blight Found in Georgia

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Thanks to our friends at The Urban Agricultural Council, we recently found out that there is a disease outbreak in some Atlanta gardens.
According to their excellent and comprehensive article (which we encourage all gardeners to read asap!) …"Boxwood or Box Blight…has been confirmed in two residential landscapes in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. The source of the introduction to one of the landscapes is unknown as new boxwood plants were not introduced into the landscape. The spores of the pathogen are very sticky and it is possible that the disease was introduced on worker’s tools or clothing. Plants within the second landscape were newly introduced from NC. Once introduced, the disease can be devastating to boxwood in landscapes and nurseries."
Read more about this blight and how to protect your landscape and garden here

 

confirmed in two residential landscapes in 
the Buckhead area of Atlanta. The source of 
the introduction to one of the landscapes is 
unknown as new boxwood plants were not 
introduced into the landscape. The spores of 
the pathogen are very sticky and it is possible 
that the disease was introduced on worker’s 
tools or clothing. Plants within the second 
landscape were newly introduced from NC. 
Once introduced, the disease can be 
devastating to boxwood in landscapes and 
nurseries. 
Hosts: Dwarf English boxwood
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