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Question: 1282-3015
Our upright Euonymus shrubs, which face north, have some die back on some outside branches. There is a gray and lightly spotted color to the affected leaves. What can it be and what can we do? Ray, Cranston, RI

Mort's Answer:
E. japonica is an elegant shrub, often with white or yellow edged leaves. Mold and fungi are discouraged by lots of sunlight. A good fungicide like benlate, Bordeaux Mix or ferbam will arrest the growth. Benlate or benomyl are the most effective for shrubs in particular. Systemics will work on lawns quickly but take a long time on shrubs. Cut out all the affected branches.

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