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Eugenia (Syzigium paniculatum) Dieback

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by melvern, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. melvern

    melvern LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Eugenia is used extensively (hedges & topiary) in the area I work & I'm starting to run into some dieback problems. The research implicates a fungus as the problem.

    Just wonder if anyone else is seeing it, & if anyone has treated for it. I read an article from UF on herbicides used for it.

    I avoid trimming when it's moist, but sterilizing tools every time would be a major hassle.
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    New to my area. But I believe it is coming in on New Nursery stock from Homestead Nurseries since it is new stock that I am seeing infected. So far Bacillus subtilis seems to be the only cure that is working for me. I can stop the dieback but new growth is very slow in coming back.

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