Privet
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My Privet hedge has been in situ for 12 years ithas been slow at growing and needs little pruning. It has been maintained at appro

Zone KY12 0GD | robertbailey448 added on September 22, 2018 | Answered

x 1m in height It started losing its evergreen look at one end. It has since gone orangey/brown and is dying. It is also showing signs of spreading along its length

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 24, 2018

This sounds like a rust fungus infection.

The best course of action will be to use wettable sulfur and dolomitic lime together. This will kill off the infection, along with condition the soil from the treatment.

The leaves should rarely be any color other than dark green for this shrub unless it gets much colder than normal. Otherwise, this will be an issue that needs correcting. In this case, when the infection has been cured, the shrub will continue normal growth.

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