Dying Tree\Shrub....How do I save it?
See attached pic, this is what it used to look like... It is in the back of the pic, behind the tree trunk and next to the window. I'm not exactly sure what it is, anybody know? It has very large green leaves that stay year round (for the most part), white blooms in the spring
The beginning of last year it appeared to have some sort of fungus (I thought) and leaves on the left side were falling off and turning reddish-orange. I applied some fungicide/disease granules around the base (forgot brand...Spectracide?) after a few months. It seemed to green up some, but then it started losing the leaves again and those that didn't fall off turned reddish/orange. The trunk Y's off in multiple spots just above the ground and there was a large portion of this dead and rotting (about half the total shrub/tree) when I closely inspect a few months later. I cut off all the rotting/dead branches last fall hoping they would come back. I sprayed some fungicide on it and around the base . It seemed to kind of help on existing branches, but the cut-off branches never came back. It has now gotten worse and the backside of what's left appears to be dying now.
There were a lot of ants around the base, my pest guy said the ants wouldn't cause that kind of damage to it, as they only feed on dead wood, but he's sprayed to kill them numerous times over the year. He said he used to work in landscaping before and said it looked like a disease in the ground?
I'll upload some pics later when I get home of what it currently looks like...it looks like death. Just looking for some pointers on how to save this thing...if possible. It will be a real bitch to have it removed if need be...
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