A serious threat to our beautiful gardens at our doorstep
Boxwood blight has been devastating hedges and gardens in the eastern US. The cool, wet weather recently experienced in California is likely to promote the spread of this disease through our community. Join us on April 10 at 1:00pm for a one-hour Community Information Session with Kathy Kosta, Plant Pathologist, to hear how you can detect this pathogen at the earliest possible time, and the best management practices that can be implemented to control this disease.
Admission to this Community Information Session is FREE. To register, click on the Ticket link above or call (650) 364-8300.
Please check in at the Visitor and Education Center 15 minutes prior to the lecture.
The information session is FREE. Admission fee is required to visit the House and Garden.
About boxwood blight
Caused by the fungal pathogen, Calonectria pseudonaviculata, it is a very serous disease of most species of Buxus, the primary plant used for hedges. It was found two years ago in established boxwood (Buxus spp.) hedges at several residential locations in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. These are the first detection of boxwood blight in California. The disease was first identified in the United Kingdom in the mid-1990’s and then in New Zealand in 2002. Boxwood blight is now found throughout Europe. In October 2011 the blight was found in North Carolina and Connecticut, followed by several eastern states, Ohio, Oregon, and British Columbia.