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06/08/2012 at 15:43


Help! I have had 2 mature Viburnum tinus in my garden which have suddenly died.The first one went last summer and the other is going in exactly the same way at the moment.They started with a small section looking rather like they're wilting but soon go brown and die off.The rest of the plant follows suit and it all happens quite qickley (a couple of months). They are in semi shade under an Oak tree,which also looks ill,in  clay soil.

11/08/2012 at 13:09

Hi. I can't tell from the picture, but do the leaves have a lace-doily like appearance and is there a rotting smell especially after a shower?

12/08/2012 at 11:07

Thanks for that but it has neither.I've done some more research and think it may be Phytophtora root rot?

21/09/2012 at 17:43

The same thing has been happening to me for the last 5 years, and I have lost 4 viburnum tinus plants, with 2 more that have started dying very quickly within the last 2 weeks. Part of the plant takes on a leathery appearance, leaves turn yellow from the bottom of the stem upwards. Those that haven't fallen off then go brown and wither, and eventually the whole plant dies in the space of a month or two. No one can tell me what is wrong, although sudden oak death has been mentioned. Help - I have a garden full of these plants!!!

07/04/2015 at 20:13

I also have a Viburnum  with sudden large patch of dying leaves, near Oaks trees

in next garden that back onto mine, should I now remove this tree

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