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22/05/2013 at 14:04

some of the leaves on t his shrub are turning black why is this?

22/05/2013 at 21:03

It might be that the Choisya leaves that are turning black were ones that were frost damaged. I've lost leaves from the "Sundance" after frost damaged them, I don't remember if they went black but definitely dark brown and then they fell off. I now overwinter it in the greenhouse.

22/05/2013 at 22:49

Prob sooty mould.  Aphids last year were the culprits.

I had this on sundance, skimmia and box last spring.  I washed with soap and rinsed off then sprayed with insecticide.  This year those bushes have recovered

22/05/2013 at 23:30

My Sundance doesn't look too good this year. Half of it is going brown. I am thinking of digging it out and remodelling that part of the garden. Perhaps they are not too long lived?

23/05/2013 at 14:42

thanks for your replies.

I will try washing with soap and spray after.


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