Appreciation: Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar Fungus

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by sr39lang, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. sr39lang

    sr39lang New Member

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    I am looking for a good fungicide to combat the "brown needles" falling off my Cedar in the springtime. We sprayed 3 times last spring with fung-onil and the "brown needles" are now back at about the same percentage as before. Have not tried the water treatment, but I have noticed that the lower branches do not seem to be affected. Those branches do get washed when the bed is being watered for other bushes. So, is there a definitive answer--water bath's or fungicide? We have had this beautiful tree for twelve years and would hate to lose it.
     
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    tsugajunkie Active Member

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    Who made the ID that the trouble was a fungus?
    Any chance of pictures?

    tj
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The fungi Sirococcus conigenus and Kabatina sp. have been associated with blighted needles of Altas (Cedrus atlantica) and Deodar (Cedrus deodara) cedars in both Oregon and Washington; however, Sirococcus is found most often. More of a problem in years with prolonged wet, cool springs

    http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/cedar-cedrus-spp-needle-blight
     

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