Leucothe Shrubs
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Rainbow Lucthothie

Zone Charleston WV 25309 | Anonymous added on April 20, 2018 | Answered

I have 3 plants in the front of my house and one in my back yard. They all have black spots on their leaves. Can you give me advice.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 21, 2018

Leucothoe is susceptible to a disease called Cylindrocladium leaf spot, caused by a fungus, and it looks like that's what yours has. Providing the plant with the environmental conditions it prefers and avoiding overhead watering are the most important measures to take. Applying a fungicide intended for ornamental plants may also help.
http://www.donnan.com/leucothoe.htm
http://extension.psu.edu/pests/plant-diseases/all-fact-sheets/leucothoe-diseases

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