Is something eating my hydrangea?

Asked July 8, 2018, 10:03 PM EDT

I saw some browned-out, chewed up leaves on my hydrangea. It looks normal otherwise. I might be early but I wonder if something foul is going on with it. Can you advise? Thank you.

Baltimore County Maryland hydrangea possible leaf spot shrub

3 Responses

The photo of the hydrangea is out of focus. It is possible that you may be dealing with a leaf spot. All of the cultivated species of Hydrangea are susceptible to one or more leaf spot disease. Some varieties are more susceptible than others. There is no treatment available and the best you can do is prune back the affected parts of the plant. Hydrangeas grow best in morning sun and afternoon shade. Keep well watered during dry periods.

mh

Okay - I will prune. Thanks for the speedy reply!