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asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th June, 2020

Can box blight be cured?

Box blight hedge treatment is a long and difficult task but, with patience and dedication, it can be done. Although, if the disease is too widespread, it may be best to destroy the infected plant and cultivate a healthy replacement instead.

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In this manner, how do I get rid of box blight?

Getting rid of box blight A qualified contractor could apply Signum, or if unqualified, a systemic fungicide (such as Scotts Fungus Clear Ultra) can be applied when the hedge starts to grow in spring. Then she reapplies through the growing season, usually around six sprays.

Furthermore, can Buxus recover from blight? Box blight doesn't kill the roots of box plants so in theory they can recover if cut back. Fortunately, box responds well to clipping (which is why it is such a good hedge and topiary plant) and will also respond to box blight by producing new shoots.

Furthermore, how is Box blight disease treated?

Clean pruning tools with a garden disinfectant or mild bleach solution between different areas of the garden and between gardens to minimise unwitting spread of the disease. Avoid overhead watering as box blight thrives in humid conditions. Use mulch under plants to reduce rain splash. Feed plants moderately.

Why has my box plant gone brown?

Brown or Yellowing Boxwood Shrubs. Here are some common causes of a boxwood turning yellow or brown: Winter Damage. If you live in a place that experiences freezing temperatures in the winter, your boxwood may have been damaged by excessive snow, ice and cold – or even winter burn.

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