laurel hedge new leaves turning black

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  1. A R ADAMS

    A R ADAMS Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi, I have an 18 month old laurel hedge. I pruned it at the start of spring and some of the new growth has started to turn black at the edges, see attached. I'm guessing it's wind damage but would appreciate more expert advise. TIA
     

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    • Mike Allen

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      The photo shows very little damage. Just to save looking at it. Snip the damaged leaf off. For the time being, keep an eye on it just for your own concern. Keep us informed.
       
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      Laural is generally considered a tough evergreen but its leaves can be affected by diseases such as powdery mildew, leaf spot fungi and bacterial shothole. But it looks more to do with
      environmental factors, which can be remedied by paying close attention to watering, drainage and shelter.it usually often indicates drought in spring or summer and. Young growth is particularly susceptible so do as mike suggests
       
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        Thanks all, I'll snip off the damaged leaves and keep an eye on it.
         
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        I would say lack of water as its producing the new leaves and we have had some hot days ,,,, its still settling in as newly planted
         
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