Problem with red tip photinia fraseri

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  1. coast

    coast Active Member 10 Years

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    Hello,

    I have several photinia fraseri that have gone a pale green colour with red spots. I've tried giving them some compost and fish fertilizer but nothing has improved. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Prone to two kinds of leafspot diseases. Search "photinia leafspot" or similar combinations.
     
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    coast Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you Ron. I saw a picture on the internet and that's the problem
     
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    The dead leaves which fall from the tree must be removed regularly which will help the tree recover.
     
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    coast Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for that info. Since I posted this question a few months ago, I have found that the best solution is to put cedar fronds that have fallen off the trees around the photinia. The cedar kills the fungus. The photinia looks healthy now.
     
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    I have approximately 40 Photinia which are used as a hedge in back yard. I lost 15 of them as a result of the fungus a few years ago. Removing the dead Photina leaves worked, but I'm interested in how I can get some cedar fronds? Any ideas?
     
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    coast Active Member 10 Years

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    Where are you located? I can sell you some and have it shipped to you.
     
  8. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Just a reminder: I'd prefer no commercial exchanges involving cash on the boards. You can either use the private messaging system to work with someone specifically or consider trading of items, plants, services, etc.
     
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    coast Active Member 10 Years

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    Oops! I'm sorry about that.
     
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    If leaves are falling off , is it too late to save them. What would you replace them with. They are a great buffer around our deck.
     

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