Escallonia Spot Leaf Symptoms
• Purple to black leaf spots, circular or more irregular in shape
• Affected leaves turn yellow (starting around the spots) and fall from the plant
• Dispose of affected leaves and any that have already fallen as a result of the disease. Note that, as an evergreen plant, escallonia will shed old leaves naturally throughout the year, but the leaf spot can affect leaves of any age.
• Affected plants could be cut back hard to stimulate new growth. Fungicide application may be necessary to prevent re-infection (see below). Be aware, however, that plants that have suffered repeated defoliation may be too weak to respond to hard pruning.
For chemical control please see our Escallonia Spot Leaf guide below