Forsythia Bushes
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Forsythia plant is turning brown and leaves are curling up

Zone Lindsay, Ontario | Anonymous added on August 3, 2018 | Answered

The forsythia I planted last year is starting to turn brown and some of the leaves are curling up. I looked for bugs but there are none. The main plant is still green but the newer growth is turning colour. Should I be spraying the leaves with something, or cutting off the brown sections? We have had lots of rain so lack of water is not the issue.

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MichiganDot
Answered on August 4, 2018

You may have a forsythia blight which is treatable. Always remove infected leaves quickly, prune out dead stems and don't compost the debris. In fall, remove all leaves from the vicinity. Here are 2 articles that I hope will help you pin down the problem. Make sure there are no signs of a burrowing animal that might have destroyed roots.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/forsythia/yellow-leaves-on-forsythia.htm
https://ask.extension.org/questions/143531

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