Boxwood Dying off... Pics...???? Help please

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Boaz, May 9, 2013.

  1. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would not bet my life on it, but it looks like Ilex convexa to me.
     
  2. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's "Boxwood Blight" A relatively new disease that started in New England a few years back and is spreading west-ward. No defined cause, or known cure to date. One of those tough soil/root related diseases.
     
  3. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
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    It looks like something bigger was planted beside them and the overgrowth caused the holly to die off on the sides. wont ever really be nice like the front, but usually "some" new growth will develop.
     
  4. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
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    ALERT!!!!

    Everyone in the landscape industry need to check out

    www.boxwoodblight.org/

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  5. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree with that. Almost sure it's not boxwood and 99% sure it's some sort of Ilex (Jap. Holly). And that's the variety I'd guess too.

    Why it died? Hard for me to say. They are very hardy here. I don't see that up here in Oregon. Usually, it's the boxwood that don't make it. Japanese Holly are always the go-to plant for us if we want that look.
     

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