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Euonymous leaf problem

Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

I've been pootling around on google and can't find what could be wrong with it.

From a distance it looks fine


Up close the leaves look like this


Lots of little white circles with pink edging. They are on all areas of the shrub, from top to bottom.

I've looked for critters and found nothing obvious.

Does anyone know what this is? And is it a cause for concern?



  • B3B3 Posts: 26,964

    Could you have watered it on a very hot day? They look a bit like scorch marks.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,593

    I am aware that they can suffer from leaf spot, but am unaware of what if anything you should do.

    Sorry not much help.

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Not watered anything outside for months B3 image

    Could possibly have happened from raindrops though. Plenty of those up hereimage

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Thanks punk, it's something to go on. I shall investigate leaf spot further.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Thanks for your input Verdun. I get the scorch theory, has to be rain though. When I water with hose or can, I always drench the feet (soaker setting), never spray the tops.

    I got a bit dizzy after googling leaf spotimage.  Masses of info and images out there, not seen anything matching my spots yet.

    I'll try giving it a haircut next month and see if it perks up.  Would it benefit from a foliar feed?  I've still got some of the Epsom salts you recommended last year.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,875

    I'm wondering whether it could be hail damage image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Righty ho. A haircut and a toe tickling with some fbb it is then image

    Hail damage image...  Better than snail damage eh Dove imageimage

    It must nearly be time to dig out the headtorch for slug patrol image

  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 556

    I could be wrong, but that looks like scale to me.  All the Euonymous (6 of them) I ever had on the Texas Gulf Coast always succumbed to scale on the branches and leaves.  I never could see the little critters with the paper test, but my Dad, a true gardener well-versed in plant diseases, said to assume that's what it was based on what he saw.  I did everything to save them but to no avail.  When I moved up to Central Texas, the house we bought had 6 Euonymous planted at one end of the house and they all looked sick.  Sure enough, they were eaten up with scale as well.  I treated them several times, but watched those, too, die a slow death.  For this reason, I have not planted this shrub in many years and you couldn't give me one of them.  The shrub seems particularly prone to scale.  Sad thing is that by the time you discover and suspect scale, it's usually too infested to save the shrub, or at least that has been MY personal experience with it.. 

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