Brown Spots on Leaves & Stems of Hardy Hibiscus

MimiGoldJune 30, 2012

I live in South Carolina and my Hardy Hibiscus plants were doing great, but in the last few days I noticed these brownish-blackish spots on the leaves & the leaves were turning yellow. Today I noticed these spots were beginning to appear on the main stem as you can see in the photo. I am hoping someone here will be able to identify the problem for me.

There are also a few big leaves which have been half eaten and a few with decent sized holes in the center. Would that be from grasshoppers or caterpillars?

Thank you!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Today, I noticed that another Hardy Hibiscus across the yard from the one pictured above, is now beginning to get the brown spots on its leaves. I also noticed tiny white things bunched together on the top of one of its leaves. (refer to picture below) Anyone know what they are?

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 8:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I also found this bug on one of my Hibiscus plants leaves. I don't know what it is, or if it is good or bad. Any idea?

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 8:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Here is a picture of a leaf on one of my deteriorating Hardy Hibiscus plants. It is getting worse every day. I am getting desperate here. Help needed!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 8:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

My suggestion is to take a few leaves in a sealed zip-lock bag to your extension agent.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2012 at 4:48PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
new seedling
one of my seedlings bloomed. nice flower shape - have...
Searching for Hibiscus Bloom Holder
I'm looking for a glass tabletop "vase" designed...
Help with Hibiscus
Hi! I recently bought a bunch of hibiscus on clearance...
new website format not fun
I really don't like the new format...
Is it ok to plant a hibiscus in a pot with no drainage holes?
Hi, I'd like to use this huge pot for one of my hibiscuses....
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™