Asked on May 14, 2017

Should these Hydrangea leaves be removed?



When I got the plant it had huge blooms that wilted, but perked back up when I gave it a LOT of water. after the blooms dried up, I pulled them off. Weeks later, the leaves look like this with small holes. It has new growth so I think it's still healthy.
5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 15, 2017

    Yes remove those leaves. They have a fungus or spider mite. Replant immediately in the next size pot with fresh potting soil.Spray the leaves and the new soil with horticultural oil.
    • Patty
      on May 15, 2017

      You can get the oil at Lowe's,home depot,orcyour local co op. I agree with Janet on the leaf problems. You may do better to put it in the ground.
  • Shoshana
    on May 15, 2017

    Damaged leaves should be removed. They'll be taking unnecessary nutrients away from the rest of the plant. If it's a fungus you don't want it to spread.
  • Sas16616227
    on May 15, 2017

    Good new growth on the plant. Remove the yellow leaves then plant the hydrangea outside in the shade. These are really outdoor shrubs and the plant should be much happier.
  • Loretta
    on May 15, 2017

    Hydrangeas do take a ton of water, daily so be prepared! Look up about pruning them, when to and what to and what NOT to. But be sure they have water daily, lots of it .
  • Karen
    on May 16, 2017

    Regarding the fungus, I have been reading that a peroxide/water mix sprayed on fungus will be helpful vs. more expensive products. Research this.
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