Leaves Falling Off Boston Ivy - Knowledgebase Question

Middletown, NY
Question by tobriens
May 28, 1998
My Boston Ivy leaves have brown spots, and the leaves are falling off. What is it?


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Answer from NGA
May 28, 1998

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Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) is for the most part a dependable and trouble-free plant. However, it is occasionally subject to a number of foliar problems including assorted leaf spots and fungal infections. Often, cool damp spring weather can contribute to such problems.

Unfortunately it is impossible to make a positive identification based on your description. For a definitive diagnosis, and recommended control, if any, you might wish to take a leaf sample to your County Extension office.

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