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Jun 7, 2020 11:30 AM CST
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Sewickley, PA
Type of Shrub- ?Viburnum

Disease (if any) accounting for the holes in the leaves?
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Jun 7, 2020 11:57 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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It reminds me a bit of American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) and I don't think it's a disease but rather some type of chewing insect.

Hopefully others will be along with a more exact ID and possible suggestions on what type of insect damage is occurring with your plant.
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Jun 8, 2020 9:16 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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That is a Viburnum - Viburnum lantana, which has the ungainly common name of Wayfaringtree Viburnum.

I agree that is insect chewing damage. It is extensive enough to worry about whether it is Viburnum Leaf Beetle (VLB) damage. I think your part of PA can be afflicted by this pest.

I would be taking samples to your Cooperative Extension Service to see if you have VLB. That is one destructive insect.
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