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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Apr 11, 2018 12:12 PM CST
I have a well established privet hedge which has patches of dead foliage among it. It's not frost or herbicide damage.
Can fireblight attack privet? The symptoms are very like it.The leaves are brown all the way up the stem on some branches, as if they have been scorched.

The hedge is on light sandy soil and is about 12 years old with no past problems.

Thank you for any advice
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plantladylin
Apr 11, 2018 12:52 PM CST
I'm not sure but sounds like it may be a fungal issue of some sort. I know that Privets can be susceptible to twig blight which is caused by a fungus.

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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Apr 11, 2018 1:05 PM CST
Trish 😀 Howdy I tip my hat to you.
Pictures help.
There finicky sometimes.
A high dry spot in soil, a varmint, an animal, kids, ants attacking or building nest in roots.
Do more inspecting ! See, what you can find.
Then get back with some pictures, and your inspection results. Will you ?

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greene
Apr 11, 2018 1:17 PM CST
We had a pear tree with fire blight. I cut it down and burned all the branches.

Here is a bit of information about some plants that might get fire blight. Sorry, I'm too tired to research each one.
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTN...
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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Apr 12, 2018 12:34 PM CST
Thank you all for your replies. I will send pics shortly.
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Yorkshirelass
Apr 13, 2018 7:59 AM CST
Privet photos, any advice greatly appreciated.
Thank you
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Apr 13, 2018 9:07 AM CST
Yep. Looks like mine did ownce.
I cut the dead parts out.
It will grow back on its own.

OR ! You can tie a few growing branches from either side together, across hole, to help it along.


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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Apr 14, 2018 8:51 AM CST
Thanks, Phil.

I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.
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