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Kerria japonica disease

Can anyone tell me if this is rust on my Kerria Japonica lve searched the internet and can't find an exact picture to confirm that it is.

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  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    Hard to tell from your photo. Can you get one that is more defined, please?
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • Thanks Yorkshirerose hope this one helps.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687
    Looking at the photo, I think it could be blight that has been affecting Kerrias. Have you noticed leaves dropping off pre-maturely? Take a look at the link to see. There is also advice.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=1018

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149
    Looks like blight. I've just had this appear on my kerria and it has to go. It grows through the hedge so will be difficult to control but I have no intention of spraying fungicide all over the place on the offchance it might help.
  • Many thanks to Borderline and Ceres for helping me identify the disease, lm going to dig it out and hope it hasn't spread anywhere else.
  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 4,049
    Uh oh, I've got that too (or rather, my Kerria has).
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • I'm so gutted it flowered so well every spring and looked lovely for weeks, l was going to just cut it back but decided to dig it up and find something to take its place. 
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