Since they are not large established shrubs the water will need to go.
cut fig tree sprouts I'm in Los Angeles and found that if I don't actually spray the Texas Privet bushes with the hose once a week, they become infested with something -- spider mites it looks like -- and the leaves fall off.
Sometimes the leaves turn into brown potato chips and fall off -- this is why I think it's spider mites, because they suck water out of the plant. May 15, Lastly, sometimes plants just lose some leaves, sometimes quite a few when they are planted, it is a shock to them, and they usually recover just fine. Losing some leaves is normal.
If it gets super hot or dry they may even drop most of the leaves in an effort to conserve energy and go 'heat dormant' and they releaf later. May 21, A what seems like a privet hedge spreading disease that is progressing from one end to the other. Eventually, leaves turn dark purple, or black, and fall off; The bark is peeled easily and has a musty mushroom smell; The bark has black or grey blotches; The roots can be pulled out easilyEstimated Reading Time: 7 mins. Sep 01, Some privets do drop a load of leaves over the winter.
I am not sure about yours. But I imagine with Spring being late this year, they will leaf out and be fine. Rodney Wilcox Jones, my idol! May 23, May privet leaves themselves only last so long and then they drop them, it might just be that they've reached the end of their leaf life and are dropping before getting replaced by nice new ones, i'd water and give it a good feed. 0. Fairygirl west central Scotland Posts: 36, May Anthracnose management on privets begins with prompt removal and destruction of dropped leaves and twigs from spring to fall.
Prune infected leaves and twigs remaining on the plants during fall and.