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Q.Gardenia Leaves Small Black or Brown Spots

Zone 93650 | Linda Fass added on August 23, 2019 | Answered

This poor gardenia bush has been having all kinds of problems. Please see picture for latest development. What is it and what can I do about it? Thank you.

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Answered on August 26, 2019

That appears to be a severe bacterial infection. These can be very difficult to treat. You can try a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

This article will explain Bacterial Spot: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/bacterial-leaf-spot.htm

This article will help you to care for Gardenias: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-plant.htm

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