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Sick Privet


I have a privet which is discoloured on top and to  one side of the hedge.

The leaves are turning a dark purple/black on the top with silver running through them. On the other side of the leaf it’s a normal shade of green. Any ideas? 



  • Nobody know what this could be? 

  • We had a problem with our privet hedge and it turned out to be honey fungus and the hedge had to be removed and burned.  But I don't think this is the cause of the dark leaves here.  I would have said frost damage but surely it is too early for that, so could it be strong winds causing the problem or lack of water.  Have you taken a look at the soil, not just the surface but a few inches down too - is the soil very dry kirk?

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