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Pyracantha Saphyr Orange die back

Planted a young plant (in berry) last year against an old fence (NW facing). Followed the suggestions & watered well. By late autumn the bottom half (branches, leaves & stem) had turned brown (but branches still green under the bark) but the top half remained OK. Doesn't fit any of the usual culprits. Any ideas please?

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,288
    Is there any chance you could post a photo please? That may help with identification  :)
  • Here are some photos. Thank you
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,288
    I'm wondering if it's possibly pyracantha scab? 
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=265
  • Quite possible though the variety should be resistant. Thanks for your help
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,228
    Even though there is green at the top or inside the branches of the shrub, it does not mean it is alive. Evergreen shrubs can take a long time to show issues. Fire-blight is the my first thought. I would cut the whole shrub down to see how it responds. 
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