Firebush looks horrible!!
I planted 3 firebush plants about 6 months ago and they were thriving in the partially shaded area. About 2 months ago something started attacking only one firebush. It started with red dots on the leaves which became holes. The leaves turned yellow and fell off the plant. It also looked like something was chewing on the leaves. I don't want to spray because I planted them to attract birds/butterflies. I tried shooting it with a hard stream of water every day for about a week with no luck. I have seen the same thing happen on a road near my house where the city has planted them. There are some that are gorgeous, green and blooming and some that look sick like mine. Does anyone know what's going on with them?