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BB
Sep 3, 2016 10:38 AM CST
new hedges put in last year....don't know if they are Amur or other type...fast growing ...shiny dark leaves....now have many leaves turning gray white and stiff and very leathery but not turning yellow or dropping off..... first noticed it in my neighbors hedges....seems to be working it's way down the row on theirs and now starting on ours..... humid this year, rain amounts normal.....fertilized hedges with Osmocote twice and watered occasionally . all hedges are planted in full sun and mulched ......powdery mildew ? treatment ?
Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 3, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Welcome!
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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Sep 3, 2016 10:47 AM CST
Welcome! Privets are quite prone to powdery mildew. If you think it might not be that can you post a picture for us? Otherwise there is some information on treatment and avoidance here:

http://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-and-plant-advice/...

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 3, 2016 12:29 PM CST
This link explains some of the diseases.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/privet-hedge-disease-41820.html
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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