Redtip Spots - Knowledgebase Question

Crawford, WV
Question by keirad
August 2, 1998
Our redtip shrubs have some sort of problem with their leaves. The leaves are getting spots and falling off. How can I help them to feel better?


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Answer from NGA
August 2, 1998

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Fraser photinia (Redtips) can be very susceptible to leaf spot which can kill the plants. This is a fungal disorder which enters the plant through young leaves, luckily, mature leaves are resistant. Prune off and destroy all affected leaves/branches. When the new red growth appears, spray with a fungicide. Apply per package directions until the foliage has matured. Be sure to spray ALL new leaves as they appear. Consider also that there is a variety of redtip resistant to this problem called 'Red Robin'.

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