leaf problems - Knowledgebase Question

morris, Il
Question by karrieboot
June 6, 2010
i have a climbing rose and some of the leaves are turning brown and shrivaling up at the ends what will cause that?

Answer from NGA
June 6, 2010


The browning leaves can be a symptom of sun or wind burn, a water stress issue, or the beginnings of a fungal disease. I'd pull off the affected leaves. Water deeply once or twice each week in the summer months. Try feeding your climber now and placing a 3-4 inch organic mulch over the soil beneath the main stems. This will help maintain soil moisture and provide nutrients as it breaks down. Best wishes with your rose~

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