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Buxus getting yellow


I have planted around 20 Box plants around April this year. It was growing fine since then, new leaves started appearing around May and I was happy with it.

I just came back from holidays and noticed that old leaves started to go yellow. Most of the plants seems to be affected.

I believe it was raining quite badly in scotland in last 2 weeks - could this be a problem?

I would appreciate any help.


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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 30,216

    It could be box blight Martin. If the leaves start to fall and bare patches appear then that could be the problem.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,358

    Hi Martin, some yellowing is normal - on any evergreen - when newly planted. It's not too late to give them a tidy up to encourage some new growth too. Remove any dead or dying foliage and dispose of it carefully just in case.  If they have good soil conditions, a load of rain won't really matter. Keep an eye on them though.

    Whereabouts are you? We do have a member in southern Scotland who has box blight in an established hedge.

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