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Help! Leaves are turning white

I have a problem with one of my shrubs in the garden (I forgot the name of the shrub - it has small, white, early flowers and is very fragrant). The leaves are starting to turn white! Does anyone know what it is? Some kind of mildew? What can I do about it? 
Thanks a lot!


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Could it be frost damage?
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • hogweed said:
    Could it be frost damage?
    It could be - but would it turn white? I always thought it would result in brown leaves?
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  • FireFire Posts: 17,340
    Hi, I can't see the pics that clearly - are the leaves themselves turning white, or is there mildew on them? The plants look like choisa to me. If they are, I think they are pretty much as tough as old boots and love to be pruned. I'm sure someone here will correct me, if they think otherwise.
  • My laurels are doing this too! Does anyone know what causes it? It's not a mildew on the leaf surface.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I'm assuming cherry Laurels? If leaves are pale and going white, it's more likely the leaves are about to drop. Could mean your plant is stressed, not enough water, or planted in compacted soil and water sitting around its roots for long periods of time. If they are newly planted, then it's most likely more watering needed. Not the same as the original poster's issues which is Mildew.
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