brown spots on escallonia - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by tsmolock
April 10, 2006
This spring is the first year that I have noticed brown spots on the leaves of my Newport Dwarf Escallonia that I have planted in a container on my deck. Could this be blight? What can I do to fix the problem? Thanks for your help.

Answer from NGA
April 10, 2006
Escallonia is generally insect and disease free so I'm not sure what might be causing the brown spots on your shrub. If only a few leaves are affected, pick them off and destroy them; if many of the leaves are affected, prune the shrub back to healthy growth. It will respond by developing lots of healthy new shoots and foliage. Best wishes with your garden!

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