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Cleyera (Ternstroemia gymnanthera) disease...

Posted by bobbi_p z8/9 Cypress, TX (My Page) on
Thu, May 13, 10 at 12:28

Everything I've read this morning indicates these shrubs are pest/disease free with the exception of occasional scale.

I have a row at the back of my front foundation plantings. In front of them, Indian Hawthornes (Rhaphiolepis indica) appear fine. (When we purchased this house, I was prepared to deal with their notorious problems with fungal disease. I'm pretty sure the building landscaper didn't take the time to ensure he'd planted a fungus resistant variety.)

When the 1st 2 shrubs lost a brach each (next to each other) a couple of weeks ago, I delicately asked hubby if he'd gotten them with Round-up, which he emphatically denies!

This morning, a visual check indicates I have a 3rd shrub suffering...

But.... these are supposed to be disease-"free" shrubs. Can you take a look at my photobucket album with notes/comments and render your opinions? Is this fungal and is it a losing battle? Disease/

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RE: Cleyera (Ternstroemia gymnanthera) disease...

I came across your post and was wondering if you found out what was causing the die-back? I am having the same problem. I planted 20 cleyeras in a row in April-10, and they all seamed to be growing, some more than a foot over the summer. Than in September I lost one, and I just saw another one starting to lose one branch. The two plants aren't even next to each other.
Were you able to save your plants? I'll appreciate your comments.


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