Spiral Juniper and Pom Tree turning brown
several common problems that can cause browning of needles and shoots.
frequently exhibit problems from "blights" that are caused by fungus.
Symptoms like shoot tips or entire shoots and browning of needles may cause
dying branches on the plant. This type of disease begins by infecting the tips
of branches smaller than the diameter of a pencil. The new, immature growth
becomes infected while the darker green, mature foliage remains resistant to
infection. As disease development
progresses, the needle browning spreads upward and outward.
Each of these
diseases requires similar methods of control. First, closely inspect the entire
plant, since symptoms of tip blight and twig blight can be caused by other
problems, such as drought, over watering or root injury.
There are a
number of pest`s that like to attack Junipers such as Spider Mites or Bagworms.
Naturally occurring enemies of mites include various predator mites, ladybird
beetles (ladybugs) and other insects. These predators will usually suppress
mite populations. Since insecticide use kills beneficial predators as well as
mites, insecticides should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.Naturally
occurring enemies of mites include various predator mites,ladybugs, and other
insects. These predators will usually suppress mite populations. Since
insecticide use kills beneficial predators as well as mites, insecticides
should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
There are other
problems that can cause similar looking symptoms on junipers. Check to see if
the ground is dry or frozen. Overwatering causes the plant`s root to rot,
therefore rendering it unable to take up water so make sure your not watering
I have used
Bayer Insect Disease and Mite Control, Ortho Flower, Fruit, and Vegetable
insect killer, and Bonide all seasons spray oil.These products should always be
used according to manufactures` labels so as not to cause too much harm to
beneficial bugs. Remember to trim off the dead plant material before spraying
to be more effective eradicating fungus or bugs..