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11/07/2014 at 20:34

Hello. Got yellow 'dusty' texture spot appearing on under side of leaves. Cutting them off but they keep being effected. Any ideas? Thanks.

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11/07/2014 at 22:43

Looks like rust - it's quite a common fungal disease.  Shouldn't do a lot of damage to your tree but you can make it less likely to return next year by collecting & destroying the fallen leaves.  If you're not organic you can spray with Bayer Garden Systhane fungus fighter, but it works better as a preventive than a cure.

12/07/2014 at 09:00

Hi S

As above, spray the new growth with fungicide to limit spreading, also when your leaves die back in the winter time you could also spray your trunk and branches with fungicide to kill any spores that are harbouring there

12/07/2014 at 09:06

I have one of these in a flower bed and have under planted it with all sorts. It gets covered in this rust, and also in ladybirds. The problem is I think they may be harlequin ones. I have to keep trimming the ends as they grow so long and blot out the plants. One wet summer the tree just fell over with its weight, so have had to stake it now. Lovely in spring with hanging catkins and bees all over it.

12/07/2014 at 16:57

Thank you all, much appreciated x

 

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