Boxwood Blight Confirmed on Pachysandra in Connecticut
CAES confirmed those boxwoods were infected with boxwood blight in late June, and a CAES inspector made a follow up visit to the property a week later. He discovered unusual foliar symptoms on the adjacent pachysandra and collected a sample to examine in the diagnostic laboratory.
While it has been known that pachysandra can serve as an alternate host for the boxwood blight fungus, Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum, those infections came from inoculation in the laboratory. This is the first reported natural infection.
For pictures of the infected pachysandra and more details, please see Dr. Sharon Douglas’ report, Boxwood Blight Confirmed on Pachysandra in a Connecticut Landscape.