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Brown dieing patches in my hedge

Hello everyone... I hope someone can help. I have lived in my house for 3 years and never had any issues with this wall hedge. The weather is really no different and my watering pattern hasn't changed. I noticed patches developing and the end are dried and brittle by the inner part is still rubbery - which tells me that its still alive beneath the dried out area. It started with one patch and now it moved to another. I hope someone can give me a tip on what to do to prevent more issues. Thanks!image

Last edited: 29 July 2016 02:30:16

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,168

    Hi Bret. Can you tell us what plant your hedge is made up of as it is a little difficult to recognise from the picture?

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,765

    Could it be box? Looks rather like box blight.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    The leaves look too big to be box, I've no idea what it could be though image

    Judging by the 2.30 am post bretsloan is either a night owl or not in the UK so we may have to wait for a better picture and further info image

  • bretsloanbretsloan Posts: 4

    Thanks everyone... I put in my account info so maybe UK was the default initially. I live in Los Gatos California. Im really not sure what the plant is. All I know is that it was really healthy and green for two consecutive years and now I have patches of dead spots. Really disappointin and unsightly. I can take a close up of the leaf if that helps. Thanks again for taking time out to try and help.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,765

    How big is the leaf? Hard to know from a photo with nothing to compare it with. I think the leaves are small, but Kitty thinks they are too big for box.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • bretsloanbretsloan Posts: 4

    image

    Here is a pictureimage

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,765

    Not box then!

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Yep, definitely not box, or privet. Hmm... that's exhausted my knowledge of hedge plants then image

    Think this one needs the help of one of the clever ID folk.

    Anyone willing to chip in a suggestion?

  • bretsloanbretsloan Posts: 4

    Thanks Kitty2... I'm wondering if I should go get a inspect hose spray as a guess. It has been really hot but I think my watering has been the same. Lost for ideas or next steps. I sure don't want to loose it all. Errrrrrr!

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