I have Sasanqua Apple Blossom plants in front of my home. Some of the
leaves appear to be deformed. They grow very thick almost like a
succulent plant and tend to curl. I don't see that it is detrimental
to the plant, but I'd like to know what it is and what to do about it.
Not knowing the plant's habit, it sounds to me like it might have been
exposed to an herbicide. Thickening, curling leaves have occurred on some of
my ornamentals when the spray drifted in their direction.
That's what it sounds like to me, too, and I would also suspect a fungus. I
have numerous sasanqua plants (not that variety) but have never seen that.
If it were me, I would take a few cuttings (include a good portion of the
stem, not just one or two leaves) and take them to a good nursery for
identification and possible help.
As in Ref to Tom Dick and Harry. Never mind.
Thanks for the advice. I have used a herbicide in my yard, but not
near these plants. And the pattern is very random, not like a spray
pattern would be. Also, between where the herbicide was used and the
plants are rows of Boxwoods with no problems. Upon reflection, it
does appear to have some characteristics of herbicide damage but I
don't think that is it.
Sap Suckers: Don't see any insects on the plants.
The virus or fungus may be an idea. I'll see if a nursery has a
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