Fungus Infecting Landscape Shrubs Found in Southern Illinois
Illinois officials have discovered a devastating fungus that can kill popular landscape shrubbery. Illinois Department of Agriculture Officials say the Boxwood blight was first found in Illinois near Chicago last year. Agriculture authorities now say a landscape company owner about 290 miles southwest of Chicago near Breese found it in his shrubs. The owner thinks the fungus was in plants from out of state. Boxwood blight affects only certain plants that are popular as landscaping material around the state.