Laurel bush problem disease, insect? Solution please

Asked October 16, 2016, 11:11 AM EDT

The bush seems to be eaten, is it disease or something eating it, any ideas would be great please

Outside United States plant disease laurel plant health horticulture

1 Response

Actually the plant looks like the nutrition/water regime might be off rather than the foliage being eaten. When Plants don't get enough or too much water, too much of a nutrient, fertilizer, etc. the edges of the leaves can dry out or die. After time the dead areas are brittle and with wind/movement can break off looking like they were eaten. You might do a soil test to check your pH and make sure the plants are watered thoroughly once a week with 1" of irrigation or rain and that the soil drains well so it doesn't drown the roots.