I saw brown spots

Asked July 29, 2017, 10:35 AM EDT

This is an elderberry tree one year old. Thought it died last year but came back beautifully. Then brown spots appeared. I used Dietamasus earth. No luck. Then used Neem Oil and the leaves look scorched. Any suggestions?

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

Elderberries can be susceptible to leaf spot diseases (fungal or bacterial). Is your plant in a pot? These tend to grow better when they are planted directly in the ground, if possible. A fungicide treatment is generally not warranted once you have leaf spot symptoms this far advanced. Clean up and dispose of any fallen leaves. One of the best things you can do is prevent too much moisture -- e.g., avoid overhead watering.