leaf rust fungus on my myrtle?

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Myrtle Queen

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Can someone help me? I grow true Myrtle (myrtus communis) in the central Florida area and have lately been plagued by a type of leaf fungus. It appears on the young leaves in the form of rust colored spots. Does anyone know how I can treat this? Is there a cure? Can I use a non toxic organic substance to treat this? Thank you for any answers.
Myrtle Queen
 

RonsGarden

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Staff member
You will need to apply a fungicide!
I'd go to a garden nursery and ask them which one to use. Bring an infected leaf with you!
 

Myrtle Queen

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clueless

Can someone help me? I grow true Myrtle (myrtus communis) in the central Florida area and have lately been plagued by a type of leaf fungus. It appears on the young leaves in the form of rust colored spots. Does anyone know how I can treat this? Is there a cure? Can I use a non toxic organic substance to treat this? Thank you for any answers.
Myrtle Queen
Thank you for your suggestion Ron, but I have already tried your suggestion and no one has a clue, not even the county government run co-op. I will be greatful to anyone who can help me!
 

Spider_Lily

Active Member
I want to root some cuttings of the red and dark pink Myrtles.I have tried every way I know.How do you root your's?:)
 

RonsGarden

Super Moderator
Staff member
Usually the infected leaves will fall off, leaving the healthy ones after using a fungicide!
It takes a while before this happens! Rake up the infected leaves and dispose of them in the regular garbage....not into the compost (if you have one)!
 

Myrtle Queen

New Member
Hi Spider Lily,
I grow Myrtus Communis and have 5 acres of large mature plants that were started from cuttings 10+ yrs ago. Apply some rooting hormone such as Rootone and plant cuttings in some rich potting soil and you will grow roots.

Good Luck
Myrtle Queen
 

Melissa

New Member
I love Myrtles but have not found one to grow in my zone 5 artic tundra. I wish you luck with your rust...its a handful when you have alot to treat. I remember in years past trying to treat black spot on 30+ roses. They do sell organic fungicides...has worked for me...when I had those rusty spots on the hydrangea.
 


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