My Hydrangea Leaves

Asked July 13, 2019, 12:32 PM EDT

I have a "Big Leaf" Hydrangea & some of the leaves look burned. It only gets morning sun, it doesn't sit in standing water. What could the problem be?

Stanislaus County California hydrangeas

6 Responses

Thank you for your question. It is difficult to diagnose a plant problem without a photo, but you plant may not be getting enough water, or there could be too much of a mineral in the soil, leading to leaf ‘burn.’ Here is an article on hydrangea care that may help solve the mystery: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/flowers-shrubs-trees/general-care-hydrangeas Good luck!

Here is a picture of a leaf on my Hydrangea. I don't know why some look burned.

I’m sorry. There was no photo attached.

Hoping the photo is there this time.

Hoping the photo is there this time.

Your plant would appear to have ringspot, a fungal disease pictured in this Extension article: http://www.tnstate.edu/extension/documents/Foliar%20diseases%20of%20Hydrangea%20FBG%20022916%20G1.pdf However, there are viral conditions which cause similar symptoms, discussed here: https://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/host-disease/hydrangea-ringspots The fungal ringspot is treatable by fungicides. The viral ringspot is not treatable. I suggest you contact your county Extension office where staff can examine the leaf and give you a diagnosis. Here is their webpage: http://cestanislaus.ucanr.edu/ Good luck!