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Dying Aucuba

Posted by ponderoni 7b New Westminster (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 20, 11 at 22:57

Our aucuba (acubra?) that has thrived for many years is suddenly turning black. It seems to start on the leaves, then advances down the branch.
Just noticed it this evening. Going to keep an eye on it.
Any ideas what it could be, and what to do about it?

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RE: Dying Aucuba

Supposedly, this is due to excessive soil moisture during the cold season. Being a native to East Asia, they are used to cool/cold winters that are drier than in many areas of North America where they are grown. I had a bit of this last season but it did grow out of it and now looks fine,

RE: Dying Aucuba

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 20, 12 at 11:36

Here in the Pacific Northwest Aucubas do best in dry shade. Our winters are notoriously wet, so dry, shady, places under evergreens makes sense here.

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