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Black marks on Buddleja leaves

Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

I bought and planted a buddleja buzz indigo about 2 weeks ago. Today I noticed that some of the leaves have black marks on them. I can't see any pests on the plant so I'm wondering if it could be a fungal problem and if it is will I be able to use a regular fungicide spray to treat it, many thanks.

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  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,441

    I'd pull the affected leaves off and throw them in the bin (not on the compost).  Sorry I can't help with what it is but this is what I do with anything that makes me uncomfortable.

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,496

    It might be scorch, if the plant was watered when the sun was shining on it.  But Cloggie's method will work whatever the problem is!  I wouldn't use a fungicide spray, personally - they seem to be having a bad effect on bees.

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  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,441

    If you feed the soil (with organic matter) and keep the plant healthy, it'll probably grow out of it if it is "a thing".

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