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higuy

Second year 'gardening' after a first full of lessons from mother nature, hoping to fill the garden full of life and could use all the extra help!

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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higuy

#advice I know black spots on leaves can just be an aesthetic problem but I'm worried about putting this strawberry tree in the border with other plants? Also since the black spot developed the new growth is red and full of black spots that sometimes go white in the middle. Am I just worrying over nothing?

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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higuy

Advice Needed I bought this with a few other shrubs last Nov/Dec and as It was doing really well and even had new growth but that's all got leaf spot on and near the base of the plant any advice on when to cut it, can I cut it off or remove leaves now or wait until spring?

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moore.794

first is to find if there is a problem. have seen shrubs that new growth look similar. looks quite healthy @higuy

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higuy

@moore.794 I did have a google when I first spotted it and some people said its inevitable but doesn't affect the plant much. It's possible it had some black spot already it just wasn't as noticeable as it is now

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moore.794

black spot is another disease. you are looking at other leaf spot diseases. some leaves may drop. keep foliage dry and use good compost to ammend because there are beneficial fungi naturally occuring. trichoderma beneficial fungi may be of help

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higuy

. @moore.794 ahh okay I see, thanks (:

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