BOXWOOD BLIGHT CONFIRMED ON PACHYSANDRA IN A CONNECTICUT LANDSCAPE

July 12, 2012

A natural infection of pachysandra in the landscape by Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum, the boxwood blight fungus, was confirmed by Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) plant pathologists on June 29, 2012. The pachysandra sample had been collected by a CAES inspector while visiting a residential property in Fairfield County that had installed B&B boxwood plants in May 2012. These plants had been confirmed by CAES to be infected with boxwood blight one week prior to the visit. The inspector noticed that an established bed of pachysandra bed adjacent to the infected boxwood had unusual, foliar symptoms, so he collected the sample to bring to the diagnostic lab for examination.

Source: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

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