Burning Bushes

Asked August 9, 2018, 10:56 AM EDT

I have 10, 10 feet tall burning bushes. I noticed some of the leaves were turning brown, I attempted to cut the dead parts out and realized the dead parts are all through the back. Too much to cut. Can't see any insects, but do see evidence of chewing on leaves. Can I treat these ? Should I have these removed? About 1/4 appear dead.

Wayne County Michigan burning bush dieback

1 Response

There are many different maladies that afflict burning bush. Insects, disease, cultural issues and weather can all play a part. Finding the cause of the leaf browning will help in determining if the shrubs can be treated. Additional details would be beneficial in determining the source of the problem. Some pictures of the damage up close as well as at a distance can help. Check out the following link about euonymus pests: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2006/jun/070901.htm.
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