What's your question? Ask

English Ivy Plants

Q.English Ivy Getting Spots and Turning Brown

Anonymous added on June 16, 2011 | Answered

I have English Ivy growing on the north side of my house. Many of the leaves are getting brown spots, turning yellow and then brown. My neighbor to the south has the same problem with their ivy. I would like to know if this is an insect, a disease, or the effects of winter in Utah. I would also like to know how to combat the problem. Do I need to prune it way back so that there is only new growth that is not infected?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 17, 2011

It could be insects or fungus. I would lean towards fungus, simply because ivy is normally pretty pest resistant. Cut the ivy back some and then treat the area with neem oil. Neem oil will take care of the problem whether it is pests or fungus. Here is more information on neem oil:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
English Ivy Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert