Boxwood blight was recently detected in a landscape in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Boxwood blight was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2011 in Lancaster County.
Boxwood blight stem lesions
is caused by the fungus Cylindrocladium
pseudonaviculatum and causes severe defoliation in boxwoods.
suspect you have plants with boxwood blight, contact your County Extension office or Pennsylvania Department of Ag.
information on submitting samples.
Submitting Boxwood Blight Samples to
the PSU Plant Disease Clinic
- Contact Sara May in the
Plant Disease Clinic before mailing any suspect Boxwood samples at 814-865-2204 or email@example.com
- Double bag samples before placing in a box for
- Attach the Specimen
information form on the outside of the box.
Additional Boxwood blight
Department of Agriculture Boxwood Blight Factsheet
NPDN Boxwood Blight Pest Alert
Connecticut Ag Experiment Station
Boxwood Blight Information
ANLA Boxwood Blight Website