Hydrangeas forum: Disease-ridden Endless Summer Bloomstruck -- Help!

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aholwick
Aug 2, 2017 11:51 AM CST
Greetings All,

I have always wanted a hydrangea for my own so this spring I bought an Endless Summer Bloomstruck from my local nursery. I planted it on the east side of my house and mulched around the plant to retain moisture. I live in the south so it gets pretty hot in the summer. The mulch was from trees that the electric company took down around our neighborhood so I assumed it would be the most natural route. Shortly thereafter I began noticing new leaves would turn around on themselves and would the stem would be purple in color. My gut tells me blight is the problem as I have battled fire flight in my pear and apple trees in the past. So, two weeks ago I applied Bayer 3-in-1 and watered it in. However, this was unsuccessful, the plant is still unhealthy. I will attach some photos I took today. Hopefully, together we can resolve the issue I am having.

Best Regards,
aholwick

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Aug 2, 2017 12:42 PM CST
Maybe leaf disease called cercospora leaf spot.
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aholwick
Aug 2, 2017 12:47 PM CST
Perhaps, but would that be the cause of the leaves curling back on themselves?
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Aug 2, 2017 1:34 PM CST
Could be a sucking insect, aphids or lacebug. They would be on the underside of the leaves. Another would be use of herbicide near by.
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