Variegation on Buxus microphylla

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  1. Puddleton

    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi All
    Not sure if this is the right section in the forum. A colleague quizzed me about the lack of chlorophyll on the margins of these Buxus leaves. I suspect it's a type of virus that's creating the variegation.
    Your thoughts and opinions are warmly welcomed.

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    A variant type with yellowish or tan leaf margins is frequent among seed raised Buxus sempervirens. Purple Japanese barberry also produces a percentage of gold edged plants when grown from seed, hence the named selection 'Golden Ring'.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    OR, see this thread for other possibilities, where the marginal colouring disappears with time or treatment:
    My boxwoods have a yellow leaf edge. Deficiency?.
    The marginal colouring did disappear on the ones I mentioned in that thread.
     
  4. Puddleton

    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    Many thanks.
    The chlorotic margins disappear on my friends plants as well.
    cheers
     

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