The serious fungal disease, boxwood blight, has been detected in Illinois, putting thousands of boxwoods plants in danger.
- Boxwood blight is spread when water that contains the fungus splashed onto a plant, where the fungus then flourishes.
- Symptoms of the disease include spotted leaves, stem cankers and defoliation.
- This spells bad news for the plant as it can swiftly loose leaves and die.
- Production facilities where infected plants have been found are forced to dispose of the infected plants to keep the blight from traveling further.
- Consider planting specimens that are resistant to boxwood blight -- like holly, myrtle or viburnum.
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