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jondcoleman
08-21-2008, 08:03 AM
Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!


http://lh4.ggpht.com/jondebicoleman/SK1Y02sHgFI/AAAAAAAAA2A/4UeFe7CIsAw/Forgosh%20Photinias%20002.jpg?imgmax=800

http://lh6.ggpht.com/jondebicoleman/SK1Y1GNwctI/AAAAAAAAA2I/QMiCI2Xgvow/Forgosh%20Photinias%20004.jpg?imgmax=800

http://lh6.ggpht.com/jondebicoleman/SK1Y4zVRuSI/AAAAAAAAA2Q/lYWZoBtc-bw/Forgosh%20Photinias%20005.jpg?imgmax=800

jackson1
08-21-2008, 01:58 PM
black spot. cut them down or spray weekly

allinearth
08-21-2008, 07:36 PM
Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!


http://lh4.ggpht.com/jondebicoleman/SK1Y02sHgFI/AAAAAAAAA2A/4UeFe7CIsAw/Forgosh%20Photinias%20002.jpg?imgmax=800

http://lh6.ggpht.com/jondebicoleman/SK1Y1GNwctI/AAAAAAAAA2I/QMiCI2Xgvow/Forgosh%20Photinias%20004.jpg?imgmax=800

http://lh6.ggpht.com/jondebicoleman/SK1Y4zVRuSI/AAAAAAAAA2Q/lYWZoBtc-bw/Forgosh%20Photinias%20005.jpg?imgmax=800

My advice is to take a chainsaw to them. Then plant a better plant like cleyera or thuja or ligustrum........

ed2hess
08-21-2008, 08:01 PM
They look the same in our area and there is no solution to the problem. The best thing I found is compost tea and compost and rake all the leaves under them and destroy. Don't trim them that makes it worse.

jondcoleman
08-22-2008, 07:27 AM
What do you think about planting skip laurels there?

TScapes
08-22-2008, 09:07 AM
What do you think about planting skip laurels there?

Definately Black Spot. Red Tips are nasty bc of this! Your idea of switching to Schips is a great idea, or even English Laurels (Get even Bigger) would work. Viburnums or Elyagnus would work too (not sure on your zone though).

jondcoleman
08-22-2008, 10:22 AM
Thanks for all the replies!

Any recommendation for a taller replacement for the two in the back corner of this photo?

http://lh5.ggpht.com/jondebicoleman/SK7LhLcWE_I/AAAAAAAAA2g/CxYQMx2mmhg/Forgosh%20Photinias%20003.jpg?imgmax=576

jondcoleman
08-22-2008, 10:24 AM
Viburnums or Elyagnus would work too (not sure on your zone though).

What type of viburnums would you recommend? I think there is some with red leaves. What would these be?

EagleLandscape
08-22-2008, 01:23 PM
where are the "black spots"

looks like Fire blight to me