Do you know in the comic strips when someone is about to throw up, their face turns all sickly yellow green? Well, one of my boxwoods has that same lovely hue. It must not be feeling too well?
This shrub is at least 5 years old (as long as we’ve had the house) and has never had any problems. My first instinct was that it was caused by the weather (maybe that side gets a more nasty wind!). It doesn’t help that we have these cold winters, but I think all my boxwoods are of the “Green” variety – supposedly cold hearty.
Recently, I read in the Chicago Tribune about boxwoods in the Chicago area getting “blight” and that the solution was to remove the affected areas. Before I did that though, I checked on-line and some of the diseases sound like a 1950's horror movie.
How about "Attack of the Root-Feeding Nematodes!"