lilac leaves deseases problem

Asked September 15, 2016, 4:24 AM EDT

Dear All, I have a couple of months old lilac bush in the garden.Before a week i so that started a serious diseases problem with the leaves.What to do and how to treat it fast?

Outside United States plant disease horticulture

1 Response

There can be many reasons for leaf browning... it's a very general symptom (like a cough in a person it doesn't link to a specific disease but could be related to many things). This late in the season I wouldn't worry about it. The leaves have done their job feeding the tree for this year and will be dropping soon anyway. Be sure to clean up ALL the leaves as they fall and remove any other plant debris around the shrub that could harbour fungal spores or insects. Next season watch carefully for the first signs of any trouble and look for accompanying symptoms: the extra information may be able to help someone narrow down potential problems. But for this year don't worry about it... it's too late, but won't have serious impact on the tree.