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19/10/2013 at 16:06


I've got some box shrubs on which the edges and tips of the leaves have started to go yellow. I've had a couple of others on which the leaves have gone bronze and then the complete shrub has died. Is there any cure or preventative measures?




20/10/2013 at 19:55

Hi Chris, I don't know box blight from any other box problem but I'll get you back to the top of the forum

20/10/2013 at 20:10

Yellowing is a sign of stress - normally lack of water during the summer.

20/10/2013 at 20:14

Ive just moved mine and they are suffering for it. You can still get away with taking some cuttings which I have done.They just need some tlc.

23/10/2013 at 18:42

Thank you for the advice, I'll definately take some cuttings to plant out next Spring. 

23/10/2013 at 21:24

Chris, is the area wet?  Have they only recently started to suffer?   I think they might be overwatered ....?

23/10/2013 at 23:02

My box balls in pots started to go orange/ yellow.  I thought it might be lack of feed, so i put some slow release pellets in and they greened back up.  So now i add pellets to each pot every spring, and they are all looking very healthy

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