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Is this box blight?

Hi, I live in Fife, Scotland and have a hedge both sides of the house, about five meters apart - both hedges have developed discolouring and white marks on the leaves - could this be blight or due to the cold and frosty conditions?

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,561
    Hi David, your plant looks to me like a cotoneaster - l know they can get fireblight, but tbh l am not sure that this is what it is. Hopefully someone may know more. 
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,422
    My bet would be that it's down to the weather.  Cotoneasters are tough plants, but many evergreens have really taken a battering this winter.  I'd expect the browned leaves to fall off eventually, and be replaced by fresh new ones.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • suffolk_blondesuffolk_blonde SouthendPosts: 52
    thanks all, looks to be good news. Will wait and see what happens over spring.
  • suffolk_blondesuffolk_blonde SouthendPosts: 52
    thanks all, looks to be good news. Will wait and see what happens over spring.
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