Powdery mildew first appears as small white spots on the upper part of the leaves. Also, drafts from a heater can cause problems, too. You should disinfect your pruning shears in 70% rubbing alcohol or 10% bleach. They get morning sun and pm shade. All normally come with the leaves like that. I will just plan on replacing the plants with other selections as it becomes necessary. Treat your pruning shears with bleach as you prune, so you don’t accidentally spread any disease. Do you have any guidance? The new leaves look green and wrinkled, so I thought that it might be a fungus. I have an educated guess, but I can’t be sure whether this is the culprit or not. I have ordered up some Flairform Pythoff to enable me to treat all shrubs nearby. It destroys the roots, so the plants can’t take up water and wither away. Going to order other fungicide you suggested and have it standing by. It is very difficult to diagnose, but I have a couple of ideas. I’m used to seeing and treating many of the listed diseases or just letting the hydrangeas be hydrangeas in the fall with the brown spot. I take off the bad leaves, but throughout the growing season they keep getting ugly leaves. It looks like a fungal infection to me, which could explain why the sevin didn’t help. Our borders grow shrubs vigorously so we tend to plant in pots. It can be difficult to diagnose leaf diseases. Hi Eden, I’m sorry that your hydrangea is unhappy. This appears days after the anti-fungal spray and I’m wondering if the brown edge is a different problem than the spot fungus I was originally treating. The bark, buds, and flowers are toxic if large quantities are ingested. When a spot encounters a leaf vein, it spreads along it, forming an angular brown or black patch. There are a number of different organisms that can infect hydrangea plants and sully their beauty. Is there anything I can do for the plant? Spots are normal on some hydrangea stems, but if they are new, that is definitely bad. There are no grey mildew and there are no circular lesions on the leaves. In case it is anthracnose, what is best to buy to prevent it in the future? COPYRIGHT © 2020 ASK THE EXPERTS LLC. Slugs and snails like certain hydrangeas but can be stopped with slug and snail bait. Leaf spots are dark reddish-purple and may have angular edges, where they are bordered by leaf veins (Photo 1). Good luck, and let us know if you get rid of them. Unfortunately, it sounds like you might have the serious fungal infection Verticillium wilt. I have a problem fungus that I can’t seem to identify or treat properly. It definitely looks like an infection. Apr 15, 2016 - Hydrangeas can be prone to a fungal disease that causes spots all over the leaves. The hydrangea with… Read more ». Unlike those caused by other pathogens such as Botrytis (aka gray mold), these spots will be circular or slightly irregular. Anyway here is a photo of what we are now seeing. The nursery is not very willing to work with me. The individual spots are larger on oakleaf hydrangea than on other types of hydrangea. You can see white, cottony growth on the bottom of the leaves. Hi Helga, It definitely isn’t powdery mildew. In some cases, plant parasitic nematodes can transmit the viruses. I have already experienced one diseased plant from them that I… Read more », Dear Shannon, I’m so sorry that your hydrangeas came with problems! Thanks, Hi Roger, I am delighted that you like the website. Pick up dead flowers and leaves, since they can harbor fungi. Fascinated by the childhood discovery that plants make chemicals to defend themselves, Helga embarked on further academic study and obtained two degrees, studying plant diseases as a plant pathology major. These symptoms usually appear late in the growing season. The symptoms sound like the plant might have Phytophthora root rot – a hideous disease. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Just spray your hydrangea's foliage according to label directions with a fungicide such as liquid copper, Serenade Disease Control, Daconil, or Immunox. You can read more about growing azaleas in this article, and feel free to post any additional questions you may have there. If needed, protectant fungicides can be applied prior to infection. How about the leaf curl? I didn’t fertilize but it’s pretty wet this year. Leaf spot fungus begins its attack in late summer, and gets progressively worse through fall. It would help me to figure out what the cause is. The leaves are pretty uniformly discolored. Although Cercospora rarely kills its target plant, its effects are aesthetically undesirable, while sometimes reducing plant vigor and hindering flowers bud formation. The RHS has a list of plants resistant and susceptible to honey fungus. In spring and early summer hydrangea leaves can show black spots, especially during bouts of wet, rainy weather. I knew last year there was a problem with one of them and I treated it with a fungicide. Thank you for posting pictures. You are the best. Fungal disease in moist conditions, especially those that take place during warm weather will cause leaf spots. Are they brown, rust-colored, or white? So, I’ve been involved in some indoor projects recently, and hadn’t been out paying much attention to my hydrangeas as they were coming back to life. Copper works, too, so that was a good choice. Now that she lives near Santa Barbara, California, she is delighted that many of these grow right outside! My hydrangea leaves have a lot of white, flaky stuff on them. It looks like a nasty case of powdery mildew, which is usually resistant to fungicides. Four-lined plant bug Poecilocapsus lineatus. I’m so sorry. The spots and the browning on the leaves could be the fungal disease Cercospora left spot. These are triggered by too much or too little water or inconsistent soil moisture. Hi Tina, I’m so sorry that your hydrangeas and other plants are showing such dramatic symptoms. They are also a very dark green and powdery looking. Transmission can occur by knives, leaf contact, and insects like aphids. I am attaching more pictures. I can’t find recommendations for a particular fungicide for this pathogen. Leaf spots caused by a variety of fungi can occur on hydrangea. Thanks for your help. Unfortunately, if it is this virus, there is no cure. Hi Helga. Are there any circular lesions on the leaves? Hi Jerry, I’m so sorry to hear about your hydrangea! Please do keep us posted! They eventually coalesce, covering the leaves with a powdery white film. There are two types of mildew. The branches wilt and then die back, usually in the fall, and the brown leaves cling after the other leaves drop. Hi D’Lyn, That is always a huge help. Different chemicals are required to kill it. For HP that is 3%, add 1 cup to a gallon of water. I’m still struggling to identify and therefore treat my two hydrangeas. Do you think the purple and dead patches on the edge could be frost damage? Val Bourne is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer. See more ideas about hydrangea diseases, hydrangea, planting hydrangeas. Your picture didn’t upload, so I can’t comment on the disease. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation. Please don’t doubt your gardening abilities. White spots can appear on the skin when protein and dead cells become trapped under the surface, or when there is a loss of pigmentation. Are the plants in full sun? Hi Ruth, Hello from a former Delawarean! Not sure if I did not give it enough water, but there are spots on the leaves. Elephant ears are often grown for their huge, robust foliage. Hydrangeas are easy to grow in well-drained soil, which should contain plenty of organic matter or humus. I pruned them both back this spring and one of them is already growing some full leaves. We acquired 2 hydrangeas last year and planted in fairly large pots. Focus on keeping it from spreading. Cercospora leaf spot is one of the most common foliage diseases of hydrangeas. Any ideas? I have some ideas, but it seems a bit puzzling, since it sounds like you treat them both the same, and yet one has severe problems. Are you sure it’s a fungus? What do you think the problem is? They were beautiful and green. … I have beautiful endless summer hydrangeas. Help!! I hope it works out for you and look forward to your next update! Why does this happen? Powdery mildew fungi also cover the flowers and new shoots of infected plants. . That can also cause spots on the leaves, so I don’t think you have to worry that it might have two diseases at once. Powdery mildew manifests as a white powdery substance on the surface of the leaves. ), the leaf spot symptoms may vary. One of my hydrangeas have just started blooming but the little flower heads have turned black and are drying up. Leaf spots on a hydrangea are caused by the fungal infection cercospora. This fungus can severely affect the flower buds and even kill them before they open. That’s horrible! We have had an unusually cool spring with some nights in the 40s. You said you used an insecticide. Like other rusts, hydrangea rust needs two hosts to survive and does not kill either of them. That looks heartbreaking, too. Thanks so much! and is perhaps the most common disease seen on this perennial orna- mental during the months of July through October. I have stopped the spread and my the branches / leaves are growing green. We had some rain on sunday and then humid weather. Hydrangea macrophylla Which Hydrangea cultivars work best for you Fungicide sprays LEAF SPOTS WARNING! There is an organic treatment called neem oil that might help. In acidic soil conditions (less than 6 on the pH scale) with available aluminum, you will tend to have blue and purple blooms. This is a pretty harmless leaf fungus with a scary name — Cercospora! It looks to me like it might be the deformed growth that you can get from anthracnose on your hydrangeas. If your plant has disease symptoms, this article can help. I’m not sure how to advise you to provide… Read more », Hi Helga, have discovered this sticky problem on my 5+ year old hydrangea bush in my front garden. What do you think is wrong with the leaves of my hydrangeas? This spring I removed all the dead flowers and leaves and I was surprised to see some new shoots and flower buds. What do you think? Are there brown, sunken areas around the puncture wounds? Please get in touch, hydrangea disease: black stems, white spots, garden advice & tips|garden pests & diseases|autumn garden|garden ideas|plants|fruit & veg|garden wildlife, RHS has a list of plants resistant and susceptible to honey fungus. In addition, infected flower parts can fall on the leaves and infect them. Hi Ruth, Thank you so much! They don’t have flowers yet, so I’m not sure about the first problem. I would suggest that you switch to another type of fungicide with a different mode of action. Depending on the type of hydrangea (oakleaf, bigleaf, etc. The infected areas would all have white patches in them. The first symptoms are water-soaked spots. Phyllis P. Hi Phyllis, I’m so sorry that your hydrangeas are suffering. I would recommend the same fungicides listed in the response to the second to last question below. For 35% HP, add 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon to a gallon of water. Thank you for the pretty picture! I’m sorry that your macrophyllas have a new affliction. I am in the UK, it’s been unseasonably sunny and dry so far this year, but this fungus has appeared – I’m worried it’s honey fungus but no mushrooms are apparent. If you are growing your hydrangeas in containers, you can avoid tomato ringspot virus by using a soil mix that is free of nematodes. When the rainy time ceases, new growth shouldn’t have the spots. I will try that. (And keep disinfecting your pruning shears.) Would it be possible to provide any pictures of earlier stages of the disease when the lesions are small? A couple days after I planted them we had frost for about 3 mornings. It can be difficult to tell the fungi that cause leaf spots apart, but it looks to me like it’s caused by Phoma. She holds a BS in agriculture from Cornell University, and an MS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Try that and see if it works. Look for little webs on the leaves. I don’t think it’s a fungus. Hi Rosemary, I’m so sorry to hear that. The 1st blooming in early June is always gorgeous! Hi, Helga! This is happening on a limelight and a strawberry vanilla hydrangea. That would not help with powdery mildew, since it’s a fungus. Since then I moved the pots indoor to protect them from further damage. The most common symptom you will see on your hydrangea is a leaf spot disease, commonly referred to as foliar symptoms. They tend to have tan centers and dark brown or purple borders (see images). My hydrangea has “rust-like” spots on the stems of the plant….. they are currently getting ready to bloom. This won't take off the spots already there, but it will prevent any more from forming. There are two prominent insects that suck on hydrangea stems and damage them. Water your plants at the bottom, so the tops will not get wet. I cut the affected leaves/branches and now I can see new lesions in other sections of the plant. I’m not positive, but the symptoms make me think that your hydrangea might have Botrytis blight. Hydrangeas like cool temperatures (50-60) and ideally should go back outside when the weather improves. The stems got leggy last spring/summer just before the leaves became discolored. Resource used: https://bit.ly/2LhKcZl If it’s any comfort, I’m struggling to identify the problem, too! Botrytis is more likely to be a problem under cool and damp conditions, such as several days of cloudy, humid, and rainy weather. However, this fungus usually produces colored fruiting structures on the infected branches. Are they round circles of one color, or do they have rings around them? That disease also spreads to the leaves, and it looks like that is the case from your photos. That is effective on many plants. Cercospora leaf spot is a destructive leaf disease of hydrangea in the landscape and in nurseries. Actually I did try to move my damaged hydrangeas outside one day in the balcony when it was nice and sunny but the tiny new leafs soon got sunburned, the leafs became pale and quickly died. How often to use? One distinctive symptom is that spots by the veins develop at an angle. They tend to like partial shade, and too much sun can cause the flowers to turn brown. Or you could be right about anthracnose. This won't take off the spots already there, but it will prevent any more from forming. I think I can figure out what is going on from your description, but a picture would help immensely. That’s fantastic news! We have seen cat present around our flower beds. Two of my hydrangeas are dying. Caused by the fungus Cercospora hydrangeae, leaf spots first appear as small circular brown or purple spots near the plant’s base. These hydrangeas are heirloom, 7th generation plants, and they’re dying quickly. I don’t like to use the toxic fungicides so switched to a copper one. This important bacterial disease first manifests as blight in the leaves and flower clusters. The white spots of powdery mildew will spread to cover most of the leaves or affected areas. Lots of plants blooming, so I am enjoying the summer! Based on your post I am thinking maybe bacterial? Our yard stays quite dry due to a combination of the heat, a… Read more », Dear Harriet, I’m so sorry that your plants are under siege! Anthracnose occurs sporadically in the landscape and only effects bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla), what some folks call "mophead" or "French" hydrangea. Fifteen different viruses afflict hydrangeas! I will look for something different and perhaps stronger. Your current temperatures would be fine for hydrangeas, but if the only partial shade is inside, I would go ahead and keep it inside. TIA. Also, I have not fertilized the soil. / 05 April 2019. Sulfur and copper can both act as fungicides and are effective against anthracnose on hydrangeas (except that you shouldn’t use the copper if it will be cool and moist). You should probably use… Read more ». It sounds like you want to use a natural treatment. I potted it with the idea of bringing it into my home this winter (always bring my tree hibiscus in). I think I read Hydrogen Peroxide could help for Anthracnose. They all start to drying out from the end of the leaf. My dad tried a broad spectrum fungicide and that has not helped them bounce back. The spots are generally small, circular, and scattered across the leaf surface. Let me know what you think. Thank you for your answer. Hi Monica, I’m sorry your hydrangea is under siege. They are turning black around the edges and have some black spots in the middle. That is an excellent idea, especially since you know there are fungal pathogens right next to them. Thank you for this article, as it is hard to find information related to ALL of the diseases that affect hydrangeas. I hope this is not causing it to be a water from top approach. I received a beautiful hydrangea plant for Easter and the blue blooms were beautiful. Here is more about what we do. Some of them can be reddish in color. See our TOS for more details. The first is try and flush the excess fertilizer out of the soil. However, fungi can develop resistance pretty quickly, so rotate different fungicides. I’m not sure that you can do much about it. Had to prune them severely To get rid of the burned out leaves. Here is a page from the Missouri Botanical Garden that shows the structures on various trees. A few things you can do immediately are to prune out the dead and damaged areas and get rid of them out of your garden. You should definitely remove the diseased tissues. Today I had to clip the leaves off by 50%. Does that fit the symptoms? Are there any particular symptoms? Please take a look at the pics and advise! But the leaves must be dry for the spores to germinate on them. Can you please help? However, the bacteria is continuing to spread. The average lifespan should be 50 years, but the symptoms are worrying. Sorry for the technical issues . P.S. Soil needs to be acidic for the plant to absorb the aluminum. That makes me wonder if something else might be going on. Powdery mildew is most likely to be a problem on hydrangeas when the days are warm and the nights cool. If these are the problem, you can control them with horticultural oil or insecticidal soap. This is the first spring I’ve really noticed a white spotting of the leaves. As the watering is done at the roots with an irrigation system throughout the day. Fertilizer burn is an excellent suggestion, but the symptoms from that usually develop on the edges of the leaves. Would it be possible to upload a picture of the spots? Cercospora leaf spot is an infectious leaf disease that affects smooth, panicle, oakleaf and bigleaf types of hydrangea in Arkansas landscapes and nurseries. The others are blooming normally. I would suggest sending some leaves to your county extension office to see if they… Read more ». 1) Is your Hydrangea in the bright afternoon sun by any chance? If it is powdery mildew, there are several fungicides that you could apply. Aine in Ireland. One is the four-lined plant bug, and the other is the tarnished plant bug. 1. It could be the conditions of your house. Bacterial Foliar Diseases of Hydrangea . All of these are common to spot and treat, providing you catch the disease or pest early. Question about your subscription? Hi Ann, Thank you for providing that information! Every year I have problems with oak leaf hydrangeas. A common leaf spot disease in the northeast is caused by the fungus Cercospora. You are doing the right thing by cutting the diseased leaves off. This post was very informative. The crawler stage can be distributed in wind currents. I’ve thinned the plants and actually have been using the neem oil on it for a few weeks and it hasn’t helped. If the symptoms get worse, you should probably switch… Read more ». Does that fit with the symptoms? Like to advertise with us? I recently purchased two Oakleaf hydrangeas from a local nursery. Can you describe the fungus or post a picture of it? Scale insects are tricky to eradicate so, rather than recommending a chemical, I would cut the entire bush down to the ground in spring and dispose of all the trimmings. Hi Japjeet, I’m sorry to hear that. Do you think this is a factor? Hi Kayla! Some of the leaves have curled up and have gone brown and dry on the ends of the leaves. My family has two oak leaf hydrangeas that have yellow spots and are not doing very well. If you could provide more of a description of what is going on, that would help me give you advice. Wait three hours and flush it again. I’m currently using Natria Disease Control. These spots become larger lesions and can kill the leaves. Also remove dead or damaged flowers and leaves to prevent the fungus from gaining egress into the plant. Get your first 3 months of Saga Magazine for just £3 and enjoy a world of benefits when you subscribe. 1 of 5. I even have a few blooms too. My hydrangea leaves are getting folded and looks different in colour. 4) Do… Read more », Can you tell me what is killing my hydrangeas? Hi Helga! I don’t know… Read more », Hi DLyn, Welcome back! Light-brown centers surrounded by dark-brown rings create a bull's-eye effect. I planted two limelight hydrangeas last year, and last year they developed the same lesions. I put my hose at the base of each plant and let it trickle on the root ball for about 30 minutes. Does it make sense to use the fungicide on the hydrangeas that are planted close to the ailing ones or will it hurt them? It may be too late to save your plants. Had you just fertilized them by chance? The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. Last year I sprayed a broad spectrum insecticide/fungicide/miticide: Monterey Lawn and Garden Fruit Tree Spray Plus. White Speckled Fungus on Hydrangeas. Hydrangea scale is a sap-sucking insect that develops on the underside of leaves on Hydrangea and some other plants. When we transplanted we started with 2 plants and one of them was divided into 3. Don’t water late in the day, and only water at the roots, so you don’t get the flowers and leaves wet. Hydrangeas are susceptible to honey fungus, so replace them with more resistant shrubs. It can be treated by a variety of cultural moves as well as spraying a fungicide. You can also apply the fungicides chlorothalonil or thiophanate-methyl. The product just arrived and I used it Saturday. Please let us know this product works on the hydrangea. The flowers turned brown and the leaves have holes in them. (And disinfect your pruning shears or flower-cutting knives whenever you use them!). Sometimes overfertilization can cause symptoms like that. This is another virus that is not transmitted by aphids. Photo is attached. Thanks. They were doing fine at the beginning,… Read more », Hi Jiyu, I’m so sorry to see the pictures of your poor plants. Is this a viral disease, I wonder? I’m sorry that your hydrangea plant is manifesting symptoms. Oh no! It is only this plant that has this condition. Leaf spotting on hydrangea is mostly caused by the fungus Cercospora and affects most of this family of plants. Do you have the tree on stones in a tray that you can keep wet? Also, I was using Neem Oil mixed with water and dish soap mix every 7 to 10 days for preventive. It’s raining here in Portland so I’ll wait a couple of days on the spray. These particular plants are about 6 years old. Since this disease appears to be more prevalent in large greenhouse or field plantings of intensively managed hydrangea, … A really common reason for hydrangea flowers to turn brown is that they are getting too much sun. I’m not sure it is the same disease in all the plants, but it acts the same. We live in Indiana. If you can, keep good airflow around your plants. This disease is difficult to control, but you can manage it by cleaning up infected leaves and debris that has fallen to the ground around both hosts. Oak Leaf-purple-reddish leaves dispersed throughout plant at a rate of about one per… Read more ». Hi Brian, I’m sorry that your hydrangea has such horrible symptoms! Cercospora Leaf Spot. Give them 10-14 days to see an effect. LEAF SPOTS CAN LOOK VERY SIMILAR Consult with a plant pathologist/plant disease clinic Several fungi can cause leaf spots on hydrangea: Mmbaga et al. Dear Amanda, I’m so sorry that your photos won’t upload. A few of the leaves have also turned whitish in spots. Unfortunately, their beauty can be sullied by a number of fungal and viral diseases (and two bacterial diseases). I can’t be positive, but that can be a response to stress or root damage. I’ve treated with fungicide daconil, but haven’t seen any reduction in the lesions… I’m inclined to think it is due to over fertilization… I did use fertilizer spikes, what confuses me is that I have another limelight (a year older) that I also fertilized using spikes and it’s fine… they are planted next to each other, maybe 5 feet apart. They spots appear to have a hint of red and they start from the leaf tips. Hi DLyn, I would discontinue the neem oil for now. If you can’t get it locally, Arbico Organics carries it. How to Treat White Mold This fungal disease can be quite difficult to treat, as symptoms of white … Hi Helga! Val Bourne The spots are small that typically measure 1/8 to 1/4 inches in diameter. You could start with neem oil. Predictably, leaf spot fungus covers climbing hydrangea leaves and flowers with ugly brown or gray spots. I have some doubts about using hydrogen peroxide to treat anthracnose. New growth on … Hi Joel, I’m so sorry about your hydrangeas. Next, try an insecticidal soap or oil. Which spray have… Read more ». Powdery Mildew. I’m not an expert on azaleas, but my guess would be that it is Cercospora leaf blight (caused by a fungus, too). Hydrangeas can get minor pests and diseases such as powdery mildew, leaf spots, aphids, and scale insects. Janet Waters. The leaves, buds, and growing tips will become disfigured as well. Here are the photos I attempted to attach to the original message. Photo by Gerald Holmes, Strawberry Center, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org. I’m also debating Cercospora leaf spot. Two days later I started noticing some browning on some of the leaves. Cercospora manifests as circular purple or brown spots on the bottom of the plant. Hi Michele, I’m sorry that your hydrangeas are afflicted by something. Not all the leaves have black spots in the middle of them though. Is there a chance that you could post a picture? We will introduce you to the major hydrangea diseases, so you know what to look for and how to prevent and treat them. Thank you. 2011. With early detection, most of these maladies can be eliminated. If you don’t see any improvement, I would suggest switching to another fungicide. Now I noticed the blooms are starting to die from the inside out. It’s difficult to diagnose without seeing it. However, identifying the causative agent of leaf spotting in hydrangeas is difficult, as many types of diseases show similarities to hydrangea ringspot symptoms. Plants are looking much better. It is a very large, mature hydrangea bush that I … It is week three of treating my hydrangeas for the fungi and the treatment is working. Thank you for the words of encouragement. Hopefully you can save them, and please keep us posted! Hi Amanda, It’s been a while, and I was wondering how your hydrangeas are doing. That could be why you had problems with your other trees. But it continued to get worse. It seems like their stems are stung by an insect which suckles the juice, the stem shrinks and then dies! Symptoms consisted of irregular to circular lesions, dark brown in color with gray-white centers and delimited by dark brown borders. You can try a product called Serenade. Years that start off with a very wet spring will often see more leaf spot diseases on hydrangea. Thank you for providing pictures! My hydrangeas are blossoming! Please write back and let us know what the cause is if you do get a diagnosis for it. If they are purple, that could be Cercospora leaf blight. Ask the people in the garden center for a fungicide with copper, chlorothalonil, or mancozeb. It’s always the ones I have in pots. Unfortunately, if your hydrangea contracts this disease, you will have to purge it. Also, this resistance varies depending where you are in the country. It starts out with lesions that are angular shaped and dark brown to purple, and it also starts from the bottom of the plant. If planted in full sun, your climbing hydrangea may develop fungal leaf spot disease. Typically, these are white and waxy and, as you say, quite large. Abstract. This disease causes unsightly spots on hydrangea leaves and contributes to the defoliation of plants. Hi Victoria, Thanks for checking back for more information! Thanks so much in advance for your help! Leaf spot diseases Since, most ailing hydrangea symptoms are foliar, the number one cause is usually fungal. 2. Also, I still use the serenade treatment. That kind of leaf distortion is usually from a viral infection or an insect infestation. Plant 1: Pink flowers Unfortunately, that looks to me like it has anthracnose. 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