Red Tip Ligustrums Dying - Knowledgebase Question

Sealy, TX
Question by dalebaldwin
April 6, 2007
I have a row of large Ligustrums that line my Garage. Over the past (2) years they have started to die.They loose thier leaves and eventually become so brittle I can just break them off by hand. There are no visible signs of pest infestation.They only thing that I can come up with is I have a iron ore driveway that drains
behind these shrubs when it rains, so the ground is definitely rich in iron but why all of a sudden would this effect them if it is indeed the problem.
Any help will be appreciated

Answer from NGA
April 6, 2007



You are either talking about ligustrum or red tip photinias. It is difficult to diagnose the problem based on your description without seeing the plant. I suggest you take some photos and/or a sample to your local County Extension Office. They should be able to identify it and prescribe a control.

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