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Solved Spotted Laurel Leaves Yellow and Plant ID...

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  1. Sally Parker

    Sally Parker Gardener

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    My Spotted Laurels keep getting yellow leaves with no green whatsover. The leaves aren't falling off yet, but they look horrible. What can be the problem?? :frown: It's not all of the leaves, just some and I recently (Few weeks ago) moved this plant because it was in too much sun, which I thought was the cause of the leaves going yellow, but it's still happening!

    Also, I bought this lovely plant last year and it died off for winter, but has now come back and is twice the height!! But for the life of me I cannot remember the name of it!! :scratch: The heads are much creamier white, in colour since I took this pic.



    Hmmm, I really don't know how to make this image larger. I'm using this site: Upload Image — Free Image Hosting, but the link doesn't seem to copy properly! :scratch::scratch::scratch:

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    Hi Sally you can use the "Upload a File" button to get a bigger photo posted. Click on it and then browse to where you have it stored.
     
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    • Sally Parker

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      Thank you JWK, that is most helpful! :)
       
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      • Sally Parker

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        Does anybody have any answers to my questions???? :frown:

        Not even @Verdun ??? :sad:
         
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        Hi Sally all I am sure that one of our friends will be along shortly to answer both your question's my friend:smile:
         
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          My spotted laurel is suffering too. Black bits on leaves and some mostly yellow leaves. Hard pruned it got good heathy regrowth.
          Had a look at the bit with yellow leaves,pulled at the stems and half the plant came up.Dead base looked rotten. So a good prune and feed looks to have worked on the good bit but will watch out for any disease and it may be removed completely.
           
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            Sally, just caught up with this post. :)

            The laurel? Looks very much like pest damage to me.....bay sucker? Prob a more correct name but it does appear at this time of year and, well, sucks the life out of the foliage. I would trim back, clear away debris and spray with an insecticide or soft soap. :) I dont think there is anything more sinister than that. A photo would help

            Hmmm! Not sure of the plant but sure someone will know Sally. Looks a little like a persicaria ???
             
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              See also above.

              Cannot see any images of the Aucuba.
              But to move an ailing evergreen with large leaves in the height of summer when it has been dry is a recipe for disaster. It may not survive the shock.
              Spotted laurel are happiest in partial shade.
               
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                I thought polymorpha SS but it didnt at first sight look that to me....even though I grow it!!! ..Mind you, here it forms a massive plant over 9' high. However, think your are right SS:)
                 
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                  My does seem healthy apart from a few totally yellow leaves, which I have now removed, so hoping they won't get any more. I didn't know you could hard prune spotted laurels.

                  Anyway, hope your laurel picks up WeeTam!
                   
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                    Thanks for replying Verdun. :) Yes you could be right about the pest damage, will have to try and get something to kill garden pests with, as there are quite a few it seems. Just have to try and find something organic AND not too expensive!!
                     
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                    Yes, it's getting VERY high!!! :snorky:
                     
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                    Dont be alarmed though Sally.....it does make a huge thing but, surprisingly, is not invasive. And you can divide it in autumn for more plants next year.....if you have the room :)
                     
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