Wilting viburnum tinus

Jessica Joyce asked 13 years ago

We have a large hedge of viburnum tinus. Some plants have wilted, the leaves have gone brown and the shrub eventually dies. We replaced these. Now the same thing is happening to a number of them. Is there anything to do to save them as they are 6 years old? What could be causing the problem?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This sounds like honey fungus diease, a fungal disease that affects the roots of many woody plants. There is no cure as it is soil-borne. Laurel in more resistant and you might try filling gaps with this species. The hedge will be mixed as a result but still okay.