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Diseased garrya eliptica

If anyone has a solution please leave a message. I am new to this site and not very good on the computer!

It was beautiful and now it looks like it is dying.....all conditions were right for this shrub.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,300

    Hi Pinkrose

    Garrya is lovely but it can't stand the freezing wind. Mine looks awful but it doesn't die. Might be better if it did.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • So, it has brown spots on it and some of the leaves are very brittle and brown.  Do I need to wrap it in some horticultatal fleece or maybe it is too late for this action? I planted it three years ago and it was fine until I went on holiday to Australia for a month....

  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263                                                              

    Is this what the leaves are looking like, Pinkrose? Then yes, as you can see in the link it's weather damage. It does look like it's going to die but as soon as temperatures start going up again and the freezing winds stop, your Garrya will produce new leaves. I live in the Netherlands and even though I was told this shrub wouldn't survive our freezing cold wind, I was stubborn and bought one anyway. It survived for many years and only moving house did it in. Garrya's like the same spot as Camellia's. Mine was planted facing north but was also protected from easterly winds by the house.

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