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???…

Boxtree Moth Caterpillars and Larvae

I have been clearing the little gauzy bundles of larvae from my boxwood bushes by hand. I haven’t found any caterpillars yet but I would do the same. Would it be helpful also to spray the boxwood bush with vinegar…