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Newsboy
Mar 8, 2017 2:01 AM CST
I have a mature red robin in my garden and in the last two years all the leaves are covered with black spots. The
leaves are falling off at an alarming rate, but only the
red ones. I have sprayed it with a weak mixture of Jeyes
fluid and water 1/10 this seems to improve it for a
while. Anything else I can do ? Roy Hodgson
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Calif_Sue
Mar 8, 2017 2:14 AM CST

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What kind of plant is a red robin Confused
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woofie
Mar 8, 2017 9:05 AM CST
It would appear to be this plant?
Red-Tipped Photinia (Photinia 'Red Robin')
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Newsboy
Mar 9, 2017 2:38 AM CST
I thought I might get some idea's about what to do.
But I am afraid I got none. Thanks a bunch guys.
Good bye
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 9, 2017 2:46 AM CST
Newsboy said:I thought I might get some idea's about what to do.
But I am afraid I got none. Thanks a bunch guys.
Good bye


I'm sorry that people responded this way. I wish they had been more helpful.

Red robins belong to the same family as roses. I wonder if the spots might be related to black spot (a fungal infection) and if an anti-fungal treatment designed for roses would help?

Sorry, I don't know much about this particular plant but I wanted to apologize for the above reception and say that I hope you stick around!
Keep going!
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Calif_Sue
Mar 9, 2017 10:41 AM CST

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Jai_Ganesha said: I'm sorry that people responded this way. I wish they had been more helpful.


Responded in what way??
The two posts following the original poster were just trying to ID what plant he was asking about, for which we never got a confirmation.

IF it is indeed a photinia, mine get spots too, and here is advice I found online.
https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts...
https://www.ashridgetrees.co.u...
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woofie
Mar 9, 2017 10:43 AM CST
It sounds to me more like people just weren't familiar with the plant by that name. I wondered about it possibly being black spot, too, but I know nothing about this particular plant.

Please remember that there are a LOT of questions posted in this forum and sometimes it takes a while to get a response. Please do stick around.
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crawgarden
Mar 9, 2017 10:53 AM CST
Sorry, but the individual only allowed 24 hours for a response, no pic of plant using a common name, sort of abrupt...no sympathy.
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greene
Mar 9, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Since I did not know what a Red Robin plant was I also was waiting for @Newsboy to identify the plant.

While I waited I looked up Jeyes Fluid...Yikes! Does not look like it would be good for foliage. Crying
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Edited to add a link. I am still trying to learn about this Jeyes Fluid and aparently some gardeners use a weak solution to solve the problem of black spot...who knew?
http://www.gardenersworld.com/...
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woofie
Mar 9, 2017 12:29 PM CST
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Mar 9, 2017 12:42 PM CST
crawgarden said:Sorry, but the individual only allowed 24 hours for a response, no pic of plant using a common name, sort of abrupt...no sympathy.


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greene
Mar 9, 2017 12:49 PM CST
I edited my post above because I learned a bit more about the Jeyes Fluid.
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 9, 2017 7:38 PM CST
Show sympathy (and kindness and patience), especially in instances where you think people don't deserve it. That is the whole point.
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tarev
Mar 9, 2017 7:54 PM CST
Hello Newsboy, it helps much better if you can post a photo of the plant you are asking about. Get a good closeup of the black spots. It will help to get a full shot of the whole plant, and close-up of the leaves.

And some more questions for you:
1) where is your growing location
2) how long have you had the plant
3) was it recently purchased
4) did you apply fertilizer while the plant was showing stress
5) what media is it growing in
6) if planted in container, does it have drainage holes.
7) is it planted indoors or outdoors

Just run of the mill questions, it helps to be able to know more of the overall growing conditions, so better advice or suggestions can be given to you by other growers here in the forum.

And if there is anything else you can do, try to be patient too. Smiling
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NJBob
Mar 9, 2017 8:42 PM CST
https://www.gardeningknowhow.c...
Another article on Photinia Leaf Spot.

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