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By Naylord

United Kingdom Gb

my three bays in pots have developed brown spots on the back of the leaf and a turning a paler shade of green



How long have they been in the same pots? And any chance of a photo of the problem

30 Apr, 2011


Bay are just about to resprout and have their Spring surge of growth, so it's possible that these are just the old leaves. Evergreens lose their leaves once a year too, just not in autumn. Wait and see what the new growth brings.

30 Apr, 2011


Volunteer ...
Could you elaborate on your comment please ?

More you can say about evergreens losing their leaves once a year ... is that usually in the springtime ? Does that apply to almost everything ? Euonymus ? Elaeagus ? Ilex ?

My Pittosporum tobira variegata has lots of leaves turning yellowish and falling off, but also plenty of new greenish shoots sprouting ..


2 May, 2011


Evergreens lose leaves all year round, TT - there may be a few more in Spring as new growth starts to push through, but they shouldn't ever lose lots and lots of leaves at once (except in severe winter conditions).

2 May, 2011


Thanks Bamboo...
I think maybe my tobira is reacting to the cold of last winter ...
I know of others whose tobira died in the freeze, so I'm lucky mine survived at all ...

The same is happening to my Elaeagnus and Pileostegia viburnoides... they are discarding lots of freeze-damaged leaves and growing new ones... a different style of growing to previous springtimes...

2 May, 2011


Recovery in action, ain't nature wonderful...

2 May, 2011


It sure is.... seems that any plant that did get through the winter is growing like crazy to make sure of survival ! :o)

2 May, 2011

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