Boxwoods are some of the post popular shrubs in the world—and for good reason. Thanks to their dense, attractive foliage and versatility in everything from home gardens to formal hedges, they’re a favorite of landscapers and arborists alike. As an added bonus, they’re resistant to deer browsing.
Unfortunately, since 2011, collections have been devastated by a new fungal disease commonly known as boxwood blight.
Infected plants show symptoms including dark leaf spots, brown blotches, and black cankers on the stems. Over time, repeated defoliation and dieback can kill the plant and leave them more susceptible to insects.
While this disease arrived fairly recently to the United States, it has been ravaging European boxwoods since the 90s. In Holland, Topbuxus, the world’s largest boxwood grower, has been working on a unique fertilizer that meets the nutritional requirements of boxwoods to help them both recover from and resist this disease.
Now, we’re excited to be one of the very first tree and shrub care companies working with Topbuxus to bring this product to our stateside customers.
Our treatment regime, ArborBuxus, comes in two forms:
The ideal treatment for actively infected boxwoods. This rescue nutrient application fortifies boxwoods, helping them to recover from diseases like boxwood blight.
The easiest way to ensure that healthy boxwoods stay that way. This blend helps to keep boxwoods in optimum health increasing resistance to disease and insect attacks.
Longtime SavATree customer Martha Stewart has been a huge advocate of this treatment and has seen some great results with boxwoods on her lovely property.
If you have questions, or want your boxwoods inspected, reach out.