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Is this Anthracnose on my viburnum?

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  • The second picture looks like aphids to me , not sure about the first,  sorry. 
    AB Still learning

  • The second picture looks like aphids to me , not sure about the first,  sorry. 
    Thanks. Just odd, it has these black specks that come off, when tje leaf is touched.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,362
    aphid poo?
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Looks like Thrips damage to me. In heavy infestations, you can prune out the worst affected areas. If it's a large area/shrub, blast the shrub with a hose on jet setting. Try to keep the base of the shrub and surrounding areas cleared of dead plant material. Sometimes, they over-winter causing further re-infestations.
  • Looks like Thrips damage to me. In heavy infestations, you can prune out the worst affected areas. If it's a large area/shrub, blast the shrub with a hose on jet setting. Try to keep the base of the shrub and surrounding areas cleared of dead plant material. Sometimes, they over-winter causing further re-infestations.
    Thanks!
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