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My friend has a cotoneaster hedge, it is now showing what looks like mildew from afar but close up it looks like burnt fungus. can anyone help?. thanks



Any chance of a photograph of the problem? Common problems with these shrubs are silverleaf, aphid and scale infestation, and sometimes fireblight, though the latter is more a problem in the south of the country.

13 Mar, 2012


Could it be coral spot - a fungus that spreads through dead and dying wood? If google images look like what you have, then your friend's hedge may need removing to a bonfire or the tip. If only a few branches are affected then you can try to cut these back to a green stem. On the whole, coral spot indicates a dead or dying shrub/tree etc. Best to get rid of and start again.

14 Mar, 2012

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