escallonia hedge

sean russell asked 13 years ago

My escallonia hedge badly damaged last winter I cut it back hard late spring. and removed lots of dead wood .It grew back during summer thou many leaves seemed to have disease – yellow and black spots.By September foliage was quite good but now following recent rains and winds most of foliage has been shed with very few leaves left so it is now worse than it was last March. Is it too much to hope that it will recover to its previous condition ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Escallonia suffers from leafspot disease, apart form frost damage last winter.

Control is not viable and if the plants are spoiled, a decision will have to be made to tolerate it or remove it.

The disease affects the broader-leaved species.