Restoring a Boxwood after the Moth

Half of my 40-foot boxwood hedge is fine and half is sad after 2 springs with a Moth invasion 2022, 2023. How to help the sad half recover? It’s 4 feet high, brownish and greenish, struggling compared to the lush…

Boxwood bushes are dying

This Summer, my hedge is dying. It started on one side and continued all the way around. It is pretty much died. I first thought it’s because it needs water so I diligently watered it every other day but it…

Can my boxwood be saved?

I have boxwood hedges with periwinkle growing inside, but the boxwood looks sparse with yellowing leaves. It’s facing the East so it gets morning sun, and doesn’t appear to have a pest problem. Can it still be salvaged?…

Dying Boxwoods

Hello , I came across your website , my boxwoods have really looked unhealthy this year & getting worst . I have been here 10 years and they have never been this bad . Is there something I can do…

Box Tree Moth: A Toronto Master Gardeners Garden Guide

Toronto is the epicentre of a North American infestation of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker). The arrival of this invasive pest was officially announced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in November 2018. The moth crossed into the…

Boxwood caterpillar

Hello, I just today realized that the deterioration of my 10 boxwoods shrubs this spring is because of box tree caterpillar. At this point they are about 30-50% decimated. I see that there is an organic treatment called BTK available…

Green caterpillars on boxwood

I live in Toronto and for the second year I find green caterpillars on my boxwood. Last June I picked up by hand at least 200 of them. Yesterday I noticed droppings underneath the boxwood shrub which was nearly denuded…

Brown Boxwood Leaves

Our boxwood plants seem to be suffering…brown leaves, sparse foliage this spring. I see others in the neighbourhood like this. Ours sit close to the house in a west facing garden, sun/partial sun situation. This is a mature plant approx…

dead boxwood hedge

It got a disease and is dead. Can I pull it out and just replace it with new boxwood plants – is the soil safe.…

Replacing Boxwood

Do you think it is safe to start replacing Boxwood after last year’s blight???…