Juniper care - Knowledgebase Question

Palm Bay, Fl
Question by blochb9
June 8, 2010
What causes entire branches of juniper plants to turn brownish red ? Most adjoining plants look healthy but a few exhibit this color. I live in central FL. Thanx.

Answer from NGA
June 8, 2010


It's called twig blight and is usually caused by water stress which resuts in root rot. Sometimes fungal diseases can cause twig dieback but you'll see yellowing foliage first, and then it will turn a reddish brown. If you have yellowing foliage, look carefully with a magnifying glass for black specks (fungal fruiting spores). If it is a disease, you can spray your juniper with a fungicide.

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