Dying escallonia

Angela O\’Donovan asked 13 years ago

I have a common escallonia just over a meter high and was thriving, eventhough in a very exposed site. Now its practically dead with most branches totally bare and a few with dead leaves on. When showing it to a friend recently he said his escallonia hedge has a number of plants similar to mine. He also lives in Bantry. Could this be “Sudden Oak Death” or what can I do. There are still two or three healthy branches remaining.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
This is not sudden oak death but escallonia leafspot which is very common. Not much can be done, it is not worth spraying for and not practical in any case. It is weather related and less troublesome in a dry year. New leaves will be produced.