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Name: Pru Fox
West Alexandria
Jun 7, 2017 4:01 PM CST
My rose tree. Does anyone know what could be causing the leaves to turn yellow then black? And if it can be saved?
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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Jun 7, 2017 4:12 PM CST
It is probably a form of the fungus Black Spot. It helps to dispose of the damaged leaves and avoid wetting the leaves when watering. Unless you treat it preventively with a fungicide about every two weeks, the disease will be present until it gets either too hot cold or dry for it to flourish. Black Spot does not kill roses.

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