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Q.Fourth Ligustrum Tree Is Dying

Zone New Orleans, la | Emilierogers8 added on December 11, 2021 | Answered

The Ligustrum bush is dying. This is the fourth one. It continues to spread to the left and right and I don’t know how to stop whatever is killing the tree. I have treated with fungicide and nothing seems to help. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Answered on December 13, 2021

If you have treated the area, and it is still not responding, then likely you will need to plant a species that is unrelated to the shrub. There are many illnesses that, once established, will never go away. Sometimes the only thing to do is plant something that is not susceptible to the disease.

Alternatively, if this was only 1 treatment, then this is likely the reason. Fungicides require constant treatment, according to the label, until the disease has been eradicated.

Another thing to consider will be how moist the soil stays in the area. Ligustrum would rather be positioned in a dry area than a wet one. If the soil stays wet, then you might consider something different in the area.

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