Leaves and branches are black
Have cut it right back but have noticed the new growth and the leaves are part green but mainly black. Initially, I saw white marks on the black branches that spread and now the branches are black.
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This description could be insects and or fungus issues.
Generally infected material should be trimmed away and disposed of.
Neem Oil is a good treatment as is works as both an insecticide and fungicide.
It is also safe for people, pets and bees.