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Trachelospermum Red Spots :O(

Planted my Trachelospermum last year in a good sized pot  and now it is not looking happy with red spots on leaves 
Is it Entomosporium leaf spot and does that mean the plant is finished?
It's a nice sunny wall and sheltered and I have been watering but not overwatering during this warm weather  :O( 
Thanks 

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  • kc.sdickc.sdic Posts: 91

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,079
    I don't think it is Entomosporium leaf spot as from what I've read it only affects members of the Rose family and TJ is not a member of that family.
    I recall my TJ's also had spots on the leaves, likely a result of winter weather and sometimes in a cold winter the leaves turned red, then back to green again the spring and so long as I watered and fed them they performed really well.
    They are hungry plants and it would appreciate a mulch if you haven't done so already.
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  • kc.sdickc.sdic Posts: 91
    Thanks Pete. I was kind of hopeful after reading your post that maybe it wasn't anything to worry about but the leaves have gone even more yellow this week and they feel weird so I have no idea what is wrong with it. I feed it and water it but clearly something not right. Now I have found my clem has wilt! I only have a tiny garden so all a bit depressing really. Still the sun his shining so mustn't grumble! 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,079
    The new growth is very limp and pale in colour at this time of year if that's what you mean?
    Post a pic and we can try and see if there's a problem.

    Is your clem in the sun? a lot of plants are wilting with clear sunny skies.
    If you give it a good water and see what it looks like early morning before the sun gets to it, it may be ok, and it's just the strong sun.
    If it is wilt, and if you planted it a bit deep, there's a good chance it'll shoot up from underground again - no guarantees though
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • kc.sdickc.sdic Posts: 91
    Hi Pete thanks again for your post. It's not easy to capture the colour of the leaves. Hopefully you can see here the yellowing and the dots but the pic makes it look healthier thank it actually looks. You are right of course it is the new leaves that are floppy. The bottom 12 inches of the plant is behind a cranesbill and the leaves down there are nice and green.

    I water my clem regularly it wasnt flop it was dead leaves which I have now cut off /out . I did plant deep. It's not ideal soil here for clems, I dug two out last year as they weren't doing anything but I left this one in just in case.It's had some really lovely purple flowers but then when I looked yesterday there were a lot of dying leaves up whole stems. It's the vagabond. I would have taken a photo but I have already cut out the dead stems.  
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,079
    If it's in a pot it may well be hungry and could be rootbound - they need lots of water and food to grow well in the ground so it's even more important in a pot. They want to be huge plants.
    They hate drying out at the roots which happens easily at this time of year and leaves them prone to scale insect. Watering is important for them to grow well.
    Some tomato fertilizer once a month when it's growing  wouldn't go amiss
    But I don't think there's anything wrong with your plant. the leaves do go a rosy colour before turning green.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • kc.sdickc.sdic Posts: 91
    Thanks Pete. Well that's good news. It was only planted last year and it's in a BIG pot. I have fed but I will try the tom fertilizer. I water well and stick my hand in the soil in order not to overwater. I did check for scale. So hopefully it is going to eventually turn green. All the ones around me that I see when out walking have some deep maroon leaves still but the majority are now deep green which is why I was getting worried. So fingers crossed. Always wanted one of these. 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,079
    A pic of mine getting smothered by a clematis-
    Good luck and let us know if you have any other questions



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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • kc.sdickc.sdic Posts: 91
    Wow I had better show this pic to my plant to give it some idea as to what it SHOULD /COULD look like :O) 
    Yours is absolutely beautiful teamed with the clem!
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