How To Control Boxwood Shrub Pests

How To Control Boxwood Shrub Pests

Boxwoods are small evergreen shrubs that are commonly seen utilized as hedges and border plants. The most detrimental pest of boxwoods is the boxwood leafminer. Both adults and their larvae cause serious damage to the boxwood foliage in the form of blistering and discoloration. Controlling boxwood leafminer insects begins with selecting a more resistant variety initially. Some cultivars with various resistance are: ‘Handworthiensis’, ‘Pyramidalis’, ‘Suffrutoicosa’, ‘Varder Valley’. Eurytetranychus buxi is a spider mite – the boxwood mite to be exact. These boxwood shrub pests feed on the underside of the leaves, leaving them stippled with tiny white or yellow spots. To treat boxwood mites, you can try and wash them from the plants with a stream of water. Keep reading the tutorial in the source.

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How To Control Boxwood Shrub Pests