Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-12-2010, 09:44 PM
TexasFire221 TexasFire221 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 461
What in the world is the problem here.....

Can someone help identify the problem?
Attached Images
     
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2010, 10:52 PM
albhb3's Avatar
albhb3 albhb3 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: eagan mn
Posts: 502
looks like they got hit hard from frost... how cold was it by this
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-12-2010, 11:27 PM
mgm mgm is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DFW , Texas
Posts: 44
Red Tipped Photinia Leaf spot, caused by fungus.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2010, 12:52 AM
TexasFire221 TexasFire221 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 461
I figured it was a fungus. Thank you very much mgm. Im just in maintenance and trying to learn these plants and their problems. TY AGAIN!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-13-2010, 05:55 AM
CkLandscapingOrlando's Avatar
CkLandscapingOrlando CkLandscapingOrlando is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 652
There being over sheared and never cut back to rejuvinate
__________________
Chuck
CK Landscaping
Orlando, Florida
<a href="http://www.cklandscapingflorida.com/">www.cklandscapingflorida.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2010, 07:58 AM
ecogreentexas ecogreentexas is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Carthage,Tx
Posts: 4
Red tips are very easy hedges and or barriers for privacy.But what you are looking at is a very common problem with them.Especially here in east Texas.Most over the counter Black spot fungis treatments will cure it but like ck said they need to be cut back way back to rejuvinate.Late Febuary or early March would be a good time for you.Be carefull because this fungi will spread to the rest of the Red Tips next to it if left untreated.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-14-2010, 08:28 AM
Turf Dawg's Avatar
Turf Dawg Turf Dawg is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gainesville Texas
Posts: 3,649
What you have is Entomosporium leaf spot. It really likes Red Tip Photinias and Indian Hawthorns. And by judging the looks of those red tips, I will kiss your butt on the courthouse square and give you 30 minutes to draw a crowd if you can bring those back. And by the way, the infected leaves on the plant and ground will spread the fungus. You might look at replacing those plants with Chinese Photinias.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-14-2010, 09:07 AM
ecogreentexas ecogreentexas is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Carthage,Tx
Posts: 4
chinese photinias do they have a longer life span than the red tips
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-14-2010, 12:31 PM
Turf Dawg's Avatar
Turf Dawg Turf Dawg is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Gainesville Texas
Posts: 3,649
Quote:
Originally Posted by ecogreentexas View Post
chinese photinias do they have a longer life span than the red tips
They are very similar to the red tips. The new growth is not red so that is why they were not very popular until this fungus started wiping out the red tips. For some reason the fungus seems not to bother these near as bad, so people have been trying to switch over to these. Also the Elanor Tabor [think that is right spelling] Indian hawthorns do not seemed to be as bothered like the plain pinkies and whites.
A lot of Horticulturist around my area have said there is two kinds of Red Tip Photinias, the ones that have this fungus and the ones that are going to have this fungus, because the price of fungicide will out way the price of replacing the plants.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-18-2010, 10:41 AM
TexasFire221 TexasFire221 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 461
Ok thanks guys. I agree that they are gone. A few of them are already down to branches and are never coming back. They surround a dumpster so I need something rather large that can provide the cover. I am very new to the tree/shrub side of the business so I will look into the Chinese Photinias. Any other suggestions?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:03 AM.

Page generated in 0.10831 seconds with 8 queries