Black spots on Red Robin

Mary-Louise Arigho asked 11 years ago

I have a Red Robin hedge which gets the sun very early in the morning and up to midday. It is partly protected with my neighbour’s house and is growing very well. However, the unprotected side has developed black spots and the new red leaves are falling off. Could this be the harsh weather of the previous two winters or that my neighbour has two Red Robin shrubs which are taking the goodness from the same soil, leaving mine weak and exposed to disease? The shrubs are getting very bare and I’m anxious that the leaves will not grow back.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Photinia ‘Red Robin’ has suffered from frost damage and from a leaf spot disease over recent months. It should recover and some tree and shrubs fertilizer would help, especially if there is competition.