Aucuba Diesease

Asked May 5, 2018, 5:43 PM EDT

We have a lovely aucuba shrub. It seems to be healthy in the sense that it is putting out new shoots and leaves, but the existing leaves are horribly discolored and brown. Can you tell me what is the problem and how to address it?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Broadleaved shrubs had a tough winter. This looks like winter damage. You can cut them back and they will flush out with new fresh leaves all over.