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What's wrong with these photinias?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jondcoleman, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!



  2. jackson1

    jackson1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    black spot. cut them down or spray weekly
  3. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 609

    My advice is to take a chainsaw to them. Then plant a better plant like cleyera or thuja or ligustrum........
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    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.
  5. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    What do you think about planting skip laurels there?
  6. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    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).
  7. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    Thanks for all the replies!

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

  8. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

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

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    where are the "black spots"

    looks like Fire blight to me

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