The Buxus ball, or Boxwood ball, is a popular garden plant that is known for its dense foliage and symmetrical shape. Unfortunately, this plant can be susceptible to disease. In this blog post, we will discuss the symptoms of Buxus ball disease and how to treat it!
One of the most common diseases of the plant is boxwood blight. This disease is caused by a fungus called Cylindrocladium buxicola. Symptoms of boxwood blight include leaf discoloration, leaf drop, and stem dieback. The best way to prevent this disease is to plant resistant varieties of Buxus. If you already have a Buxus that is infected with boxwood blight, you can try to control the disease by pruning out affected areas and disposing of them properly. You can also apply a fungicide to the plant, but this will not cure the disease.
Another common disease is powdery mildew. This disease is caused by a fungus called Podosphaera tridactyla. Symptoms of powdery mildew include white or gray powdery growth on the leaves and stems. The best way to prevent this disease is to plant resistant varieties of Buxus. If you already have a Bubux that is infected with powdery mildew, you can try to control the disease by applying a fungicide to the plant. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease.
If you think your plant is infected with a disease, it is important to take action immediately. These diseases can spread quickly and kill your plant if left untreated. Be sure to consult a professional before taking any action, as some diseases can be difficult to identify. With proper care and treatment, you can keep your plant healthy and looking great!