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withering leaves on vinca minor

Posted by sleonardtx 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 7, 10 at 14:49

Each spring, my vinca grows vigourously for about a month and then begins to die back. The symptoms begin by a withering of individual leaves, followed by the stem and finally the entire plant. The adjacent plant may or may not be affected. I lose up to 50% of my foliage each year.
Does anyone know a cause or a treatment for this?

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RE: withering leaves on vinca minor

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 7, 10 at 17:17

Very hard to tell from the picture, but looks like it MIGHT be root/stem rot of vinca. Google the subject and go to "images" for comparison. A good article is attached. I have seen a lot of this malady around my area in the last couple of very wet years, especially in clay soils.

Here is a link that might be useful: link to article

RE: withering leaves on vinca minor

I've seen several diseases on Vinca minor. Some are very similar in their symptoms. I'd recommend taking a sample by your local Extension office for proper diagnosis.

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