Top Questions About Leucothe Shrubs

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Questions About Leucothe Shrubs

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 19, 2013

Q. My Leucothe Looks Almost Dead

What can be the problem and what can I do?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
August 20, 2013
A.

If you pay attention to the native habitat of a plant, you can more easily choose the best location for it in your own landscape. In the wild, Leucothoe grows along shady stream banks, so shade, adequate water, and an acid and rich soil are part of the happiness quotient.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 19, 2016

Q. Leucothoe Axillaris

How and when should leucothoe alxillaris be pruned? How much sun do they need? Several suffered extensive damage this winter due to the heavy snow falls. Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 21, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

This shrub can be planted in partial to full sun.
Pruning can be done any time of year, but it is best to prune in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/leucothoe/growing-a-leucothoe-bush.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 20, 2018

Q. Rainbow Lucthothie

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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 21, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

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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