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Asked by
lenrbb on
July 10, 2017

Q. Aucuba japonica leaf wilt

Shrub is about 2-3 feet size, in current location 3 years and previously healthy. Since spring this shrub shows leaf curling on several branches. Stands in partial shade. No other leaf distortion or discoloration.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 12, 2017
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A.

Leaf curl does generally indicate pests, disease or even exposure to herbicides.
Inspect the leaves and bark for any indications of issues. Some pests can be difficult to see.
These links have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/aucuba/aucuba-plant-care.htm
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/shrubs/hgic1057.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 5, 2018

Q. Acuba salt tolerance

Can Acuba be planted near saltwater pool?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 6, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, Aucuba is listed as moderately salt tolerant.
Here is a great link that will help you with plant selections.

https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/files/library/71/Salt%20Tolerant%20Plants.pdf

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/aucuba/aucuba-plant-care.htm

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