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Q.Leaves On Tree Are Red And Curly Instead Of Lush Green

Zone Dublin Ireland | RachelC added on June 24, 2024 | Answered

Hi there I am looking for some advice. Last year at this time my lovely tree was luscious with flat green leaves so much so that I pruned it. This year all the new regrowth of leaves are red and curly, the green leaves don’t look healthy and the whole tree looks red and unhealthy. It’s an outside tree, the trunk is clean looks fine with no obvious fungus the only thing is on part of the bottom trunk coming from the ground is slightly darker than the rest of the trunk but could be discolouration due to soul being over it I don’t know what to do. Would anyone have any advice?

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Answered on June 24, 2024

The red growth is normal, which does make identification of the disease. This resembles Entosporum leaf spot. This is a common infection in photinia shrubs. I see signs on some of the leaves. This fungal infection is permanent, unfortunately. Preventing future spread is your only option. I would take samples to any local horticultural extension service, or the equivalent in your area the what we have in the US. They can test to make sure.


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