Shrub Problems Caused by Nonliving Factors

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Updated: September 16, 2021

IPM - Prevent, Identify, and Manage Plant Problems

How to ID, prevent, and manage plant problems in Maryland using IPM
no lawn landscape
Updated: September 8, 2021

Azaleas and Rhododendrons: Identify and Manage Problems

List of azalea and rhododendron diseases, insect pests, and abiotic problems.
rhododendron bloom
Updated: September 3, 2021

Diagnostic Chart of Azalea and Rhododendron Problems

A simple chart of symptoms and possible causes
Updated: August 25, 2021

Boxwood: Growing and Diagnosing Common Problems

Diagnose, manage, and prevent common boxwood problems
Updated: August 20, 2021

What Causes Trees and Shrubs to Die?

Not all plant problems are caused by insects and diseases. Many tree and shrub problems are due to environmental issues or planting errors.
oak death from drought
Updated: July 19, 2021

Air Pollution Damage on Trees and Shrubs

Air pollution damage is often mistakenly caused by insects or diseases.
Air polution on ash
Updated: June 28, 2021

Mulching Trees and Shrubs

What purpose mulch serves and how to apply it properly.
Updated: June 14, 2021

Excess Mulch Problems

Too much mulch can cause problems for trees and shrubs
mulch volcano - too much mulch at the base of a tree
Updated: April 9, 2021

Boxwood Decline

Boxwood "decline" is used as a catch-all phrase for poor boxwood growth, which is caused by a combination of factors.
Significant dieback on a boxwood
Updated: March 25, 2021

Trees and Shrubs Failing to Flower

Multiple factors can cause woody plants to fail to produce blossoms.
stress on Kousa dogwood