||Shothole is a common bacterial disease on Otto
Luyken, Zabal and Schip laurel plants. The diseases name is
descriptive of the symptoms: it looks like someone shot the shrub
with a shotgun! Wet leaves seem to make the disease worse, so make
sure not to water your plants from overhead. If your shrubs are very
close together or near a wall that prevents leaf drying, prune them
to enhance air flow. |
The fungicide Mancozeb or products
containing fixed copper are effective against shothole if you choose
to spray a pesticide.
Mancozeb is almost impossible to find
at garden centers but is available here at
Make sure to read the
label and follow the directions completely.
Thanks to Walter Reeves for the above Q&A taken from WalterReeves.com
A broad spectrum fungicide for use on a wide variety of vegetables and
ornamentals. Controls leaf spot, downy mildew, blights, anthracnose,
botrytis and other listed diseases. Use 2-5 teaspoons/g. Restricted in
ME. Not for sale in NYS.