Brown Edges On Roses: How To Treat Brown Edges On Rose Leaves
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By Stan V. Griep
American Rose Society Certified Consulting Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District
“My rose leaves are turning brown on edges. Why?” This is a commonly asked question. Brown edges on roses can be caused by fungal attacks, extreme heat conditions, insect attacks or may actually be normal to the particular rosebush. Let’s take a look at each possibility in this article so you can find out why your rose leaf edge turns brown and how to treat brown edges on rose leaves.
Fungal Issues and Brown Edges on Roses
Fungal attacks can cause the edges of rose leaves to turn brown but usually the brown edges on roses are not the only sign of the attack. Most fungal attacks leave their mark on the overall leaf or leaves as well.
Black Spot will leave black spots on the leaves usually followed by a yellowing of the leaf once it has a firm hold on the leaf or leaves.