How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Leaves die in summer — Normal dormancy

California buckeye goes dormant in the summer. Leaves turn yellow and brown, often remaining on trees for weeks or months. Under drought conditions, leaves may brown and drop sooner.


No control is necessary as leaf discoloration and drop is part of the normal dormancy process.

Blight in buckeye
Blight, normal summer dormancy of buckeye

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