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Just noticed my Kilmarnock willow is suffering from rust! It appears to be mainly the lower branches, so i could give it a bit of a trim to remove the worst of it and burn the cuttings. But should I spray it with something (and with what??)- or is it to late - reading some Q&As it seems to be spraying should be done as a prevention better than cure, so any suggestions would be grateful.

It will survive though, rust won't kill it???



Spray it with an appropriate fungicide - it will help to control it, even if it doesn't clear it completely. Next year, spray at the very first hint of rust - this means inspecting the plant regularly.

4 Jul, 2011


Well I've nipped off the bottom of the branches where most of the rust is present and given it a good dousing of RoseClear. So I'll keep an eye on it.
Thanks Bamboo.

5 Jul, 2011


I'm hoping the Roseclear you have does actually contain a fungicide which treats for rust - not all of their range does.

6 Jul, 2011


Yep, it does :)

7 Jul, 2011

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