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I have 3 of these bushes planted in front of my home.. Over the summer I noticed some leaves yellowing and branches brittle and bare. I pruned what easily snapped off and what I thought didn't look healthy.. I did notice we have a mushroom problem within our mulch ( if it's turned, usually there will be a white marshmallow looking strand running through). I sprayed all my plants with an organic fungicide (I believe it's peroxide based)... These shrubs aren't very full and robust( resemble the Charlie brown tree)..help

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  • Posted: Tue. 8th November 2011 00:01

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Reply from Curstain

Hi, Pieris is an acid loving plant, i do not know where you are so not sure what ph your soil is. It sounds as though the mulch you used was mushroom compost and this is alkaline. If it is and you have mushrooms i would not worry about it, i use this as a mulch a lot but we have neutral soil. Test your soil and if it is alkaline you will have to dig up the Pieris and put them in pots with ericaceous compost.

  • Posted: Tue. 8th November 2011 08:06