I just bought a house (in Southern Maryland) and am having trouble identifying this bush. It also looks like it has some fungus or something on it. Any idea what this is or what I should do about it?
That was my first thought also. "wind burn" It's a Privet so it should be fine as cold hardiness goes. Just doesn't like right for wind burn tho. Here's something I posted awhile back on privet & boxwood blight.catgrass wrote:Could it be cold damage? A shrub not suitable for a Maryland winter?
Re: Boxwood and Waxleaf Privet Problems
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:32 am
I was doing a little driving around, and happened to notice that discoloration on many of the privets in my area. I know there is a variegated type of privet, so I never really paid it any mind. But now looking more closely they all have exactly what you describe. Here is what I found concerning Privet, and Boxwoods. Links below.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.cce.cor ... 1410527471
https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.cce.cor ... 1410527450