Cut Aspidistras Back Removing Dead Ends

Yard

4/6/2021 – For the past years the aspidistras, around the two old pecans along the driveway, have had most of their leaves with dead ends to as much as half-dead and have looked bad. Research into why found that it is due to too much direct sun and/or fungus. Given the pecans loose leaves in the winter and this is a very humid area of the deep south we likely have both issues.

Last year we trimmed out the worst of the dead leaves and they looked better for a while. But after this winter they looked worse than ever.

Found where some folks cut them all they way back and they came out quickly with healthy new leaves. So that is what we did. When loading the three loads of leaves on the Gator we found a lot of small white fungus spots.

Sprayed the stubs of the leaf stalks with Mancozeb as like many leaves, most of the stubs had the small white fungus spots. Sprayed them until the fungicide ran down the stems into the leaves that lie around them.

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