Question: Our Indian hawthorns have maroon spots on their leaves. If it’s a disease, what kind of spray should we use?

Answer: That’s Entomosporium fungal leaf spot. It’s the same disease that has ruined redtip photinias and caused us not to recommend them for landscaping. Sadly, Indian hawthorns are showing the same problems.┬áThere is no preventive treatment, nor is there any fungicide that will control the disease. Carissa holly is a good replacement in terms of mature plant size and texture.

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