Shrub with a disease

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Date Photo Taken: March 1, 2011
Location: Cumming, GA
Posted By: David

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I am not sure what this shrub is. They are normally a dark green color. Over the last few weeks some of the leaves are turning yellow and now they have dark spots. What is this disease and how can I fix this problem?

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  1. Russell Camp Unregistered says:

    It took me awhile but I think you have an English Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) with shot-hole fungus, or at least the beginnings of it. The treatment is difficult. You need a professional-grade fungicide like Cleary’s 3336, Fore, or Kocide. The problem is that none of these are formulated for home use, so it may be more cost effective to hire a professional. In the mean time, keep all fallen leaves removed from the group. Make sure that your sprinkler system does not hit these plants, although a drip system is fine. And if you want more information on the treatment,or need help falling asleep, read this: http://www.canr.org/98013.pdf

    March 10th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

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