Boxwood Leaf Miners

Boxwood leafminers (Monoarthropalpus flavus syn. Monarthropalpus buxi) are orangish gnat like flies that are a major pest of boxwood. Their larvae, which are small worm like maggots, feed inside of boxwood leaves causing blisters and puckering on the backside of the leaf and brown blotching on the upper surface. Premature defoliation of infected leaves occurs. In large numbers they can cause extensive and unsightly damage even … Continue reading Boxwood Leaf Miners

Boxwood Blight Verses Volutella Blight; Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Boxwood Blight Symptoms and Causes Boxwood Blight (also known as Cylindrocladium buxicola) is an aggressive fungal disease caused by the fungi Calonectria pseudonaviculata.  This disease strikes healthy Boxwood, quickly causing mass defoliation. You will typically see Boxwood Blight flair up during rainy or humid seasons, where the leaves stay wet for extended periods of time. If the fungi is present during ideal conditions it will begin … Continue reading Boxwood Blight Verses Volutella Blight; Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

All About Boxwood (Buxus)

Boxwoods (buxus) are a genus of evergreen shrubs and trees. They are known worldwide for their usually compact size and small, leathery leaves. Steeped in a rich tradition and heritage these versatile shrubs have graced the homes of royalty and peasants alike. History Fossilized remains of buxus plants date back to over 22 million years ago. In 4000 B.C. Egyptians used clipped box hedges in their … Continue reading All About Boxwood (Buxus)