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plight of my snow ball plant
by: Anonymous

No worries! I would never start a feud with him. (He's in his 90's) I definitely will get a pro to look at it. A very good idea I might add.

Does Phytopthera spread to other plants?

Ha ha! Yes, hopefully he's not cantankerous!

Yes, Phytopthera ramorum is extremely contagious - it was first discovered in oak forests where it kills 90% of the trees, and then moves to other plants. You will (sadly) need to get rid of your shrub, if this is the case. Your extension agent will be able to tell you for sure. Don't do anything too hastily - it's possible that it's not P. ramorum, but you don't want to risk it. Best of luck!

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