Hydrangea Plants
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brown spot

bobby-sknom@hotmail.com added on September 22, 2019 | Answered

my newly purchased 30/05/19 hydrangeas (3) RED BARON have not flowered and have now got brown spots that are getting larger can you help i have them singly in pots they have grown about double in size are well watered and fed i also added a 6 month slow feed at planting

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 23, 2019

It sounds like they may be a little TOO well watered. This sounds like, either, a fungal or bacterial infection.

In either case, a fungicide and removing the infected growth, as well as pruning the shrub at the appropriate time can help.

These articles will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-container-care.htm

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