Shrub disease/pest issue

Asked June 24, 2020, 2:16 PM EDT

I have a couple shrubs that have browned on the top. One is a Japanese shrub that comes back from the root every year and I don’t know the other. Both look like blight, but am not sure. Can you help diagnose?

Wright County Minnesota

1 Response

Thank you for writing.
I cannot identify the plant. A closeup of a non-diseased leaf might help.
The disease looks fungal. There are many potential candidates.
https://extension.umn.edu/plant-diseases/leaf-spot-diseases-trees-and-shrubs#causes-of-leaf-spots-1156260
If I could identify the plant I might have more specific advice.