How To Manage Boxwood Dieback

We talk about plant diseases a lot here at Matthews. One of the lesser known issues is boxwood dieback. This is one that we have actually seen more often this past year. This disease is actually a type of fungus and is relatively new. Boxwoods are known for being pretty hardy shrubs and are used in a lot of landscape designs. Dieback is an unfortunate disease that plagues these guys and as of now, there’s no real “cure” for it. There are a few ways that you can help though. The fastest method is to just go ahead and dig up and replace the shrub. If that just isn’t in the cards for you, you can simply prune the diseased potions off the boxwood. You’ll be left with some unsightly bare spots, but with proper trimming and some time, it can come back. Hope this help! You can learn more about boxwood dieback here