Question: What is killing my redtip photinias? What can I use to stop it?

Answer: Redtip photinias are being ruined all across America by Entomosporium fungal leaf spot. The first symptoms are some harmless-looking maroon speckles on the leaves. Soon, the plants begin to yellow, then turn almost white, then scorched and burned. The entire plant may be lost within one growing season. There is no good and reliable chemical control for this disease, which is why few nurserymen and landscape contractors recommend redtips any more.