Brown spots on golden dewdrops - Knowledgebase Question

Zephyrhills, Fl
Question by kpcampbell9
September 30, 2009
I just planted golden dewdrops about a month ago. They are getting brown spots. What can I do? Thank you


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Answer from NGA
September 30, 2009

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The brown spots can indicate sunburn or sunscald (if water droplets are on the leaves in the hot sunshine), or they can indicate insect feeding or even a fungal disease. Since Duranta responds well to pruning, I would prune the plant back to remove the affected foliage and to open the plant up to better air circulation. The new growth should be healthy. Enjoy your garden!

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