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…

Too late to prune boxwood?

Hello! I just moved into a house with an old boxwood hedge growing. It looks like it was once pruned to hedge shape but has not been pruned for maybe a few years. Is it too late for me to…

Something is eating my boxwood [caterpillars]

Hello, I have 16 mature boxwoods planted along the fence (facing east and north). 3 out of 16 plants look very very unhealthy. These 3 are located in sunny spot ( the rest are in more shady area, and some…

Boxwood failure

I am in north oakville with a front garden question that faces East (gets morning sun). I planted boxwoods around a concrete porch 2 years ago in newly provided good soil. They gradually keep dying off one by one and…

Boxwood Leafminers

I noticed leaves with yellowy blotches and opened a few up to find tiny yellowish-orange larvae inside. I think I have boxwood leafminers. As it is only mid-May, is it too early to shear the boxwoods? What time is best…

Boxwood

Hi! We have a flower bed beside a decorative wall/bench in our backyard. The wall divides the yard from stone to grass. We would like to plant boxwood in the bed along the wall because we know that we can…

Declining boxwoods

Hello, some of my box woods trees are becoming yellow and branches are dying? They form a hedge around a garden with a juniper and a weeping mulberry tree in the middle. I have moved the mulch from around the…

Searching for a Similar Plant

Please advise a similar looking plant that could withstand Toronto winters in the planter. Ideally it should be evergreen. Planters will be exposed to sun about 6-7 hours daily. Thanks…

Boxwood leaf miner?

Last summer I noticed a lot of leaf loss on a 5′ columnar boxwood I’ve had for several years. I didn’t know why, and didn’t have a chance to deal with it. This spring, I noticed leaf discolouration on a…