Q.I Have Clara Indian Hawthorne With Entomosporium Leaf Spot In North Texas
I have 5 mature plants in front of a window. They have grown into each other. It’s is now beginning of June…should I remove and go back with Carissa holly. The IH have gotten so big that the cover about ten inches of sidewalk. The leaf spot is all over. I have sprayed once with a fungicide.
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Unfortunately, you will need to spray several times, according to the instructions on the fungicide. Make sure to follow all instructions carefully in order to gain the full benefits of the fungicide. Here is an article that will help you with fungicide use:
Along with fungicide use, you will need to stop the spread of spores by removing any and all dead and dying material. Any infected material will be a vector for spreading spores. Keep all fallen leaves raked up and disposed of, completely. Trim all infected growth and respray with a fungicide to help destroy some of the spore load.
This article is for a different shrub, but the treatment will be the same: