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carolina cherry laurel disease - Help identify?

Posted by rameter 9 (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 5, 09 at 14:01

I have about a dozen cherry laurels with the same problem. The local nursury said basically to do nothing, but I need to know what the problem is! Take a look at the pics...any help would be appreciated!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/34043623@N04/3171534658/

Here is a link that might be useful: Cherry laurel problem


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RE: carolina cherry laurel disease - Help identify?

Those certainly are colorful photos!
When did the problem start?
What did the problem look like at first?
How old are the cherry laurels?
What kind of sun exposure did they get in summer?
Is the discoloration all over the plant uniformly? Or is one side of the plant worse?


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RE: carolina cherry laurel disease - Help identify?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jan 9, 09 at 0:08

I believe that is "Shot-hole" disease, a leaf spot type of disease. Here is some information on it (see link). You could spray with Cleary's or Daconil if you felt you had to "do something" but probably not necessary.

Here is a link that might be useful: Prunus caroliniana


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