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AgAlert! Boxwood Blight

Boxwood blight on a shrub.

Boxwood blight is a fungal disease that affects one of West Virginia's most popular landscape shrubs.

Boxwood blights are a fungal disease that can be fatal if no measures are taken to manage the disease at the early stage of infection and symptom appearance. There are two different fungal pathogens involved with blights – Volutella buxi  and Calonectria pseudonaviculata.

Learn about the differences and diagnose your shrubs to take action before it's too late. WVU's Plant Diagnostic Clinic is available as a resource for West Virginians to help with diseases like boxwood blight.