Leaf Blights and Spots Of Laurel

Disease Information

Leaf Blights and Spots

Symptoms and damage

Leaf blights and leaf spots can be caused by bacterial and fungal infections. These ailments generally manifest as small, spotty discolorations on the leaves of laurel bushes. Over time, the spots may rot away, leaving holes in the leaves and leading to defoliation.

Management

Usually you can control them by pruning parts of the shrub showing signs of infection. Dispose of the debris rather than allowing it to fall to the ground or composting. Water your laurel shrub using a drip hose rather than sprinklers to limit the amount of water falling on the leaves themselves.

 



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