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The leaves from 2 of these shrubs have all gone. Does this mean they are dead?

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  • Posted: Thu. 25th April 2013 22:00

Re: Pittosporum leaves have gone

Reply from Judi Samuels Garden Design

That's strange, never come across this before. Where have you sited the plant? Have you ever fed it? Changed or added compost / manure? Perhaps it's suffering from drought (if pot grown). Being an evergreen if all leaf has gone, it may well be on the way out.. if possible look at the roots to see if they're diseased or dying. Let us know what you find. Best wishes, Judi..

  • Posted: Fri. 26th April 2013 06:04

Re: Re: Pittosporum leaves have gone

Reply from s grant

Thanks Judy, they are planted behind a wall for shelter and did fine until the cold east wind in February. I will leave them there for a bit but buy replacements. Is there another that is more tolerant of sea breezes?

  • Posted: Fri. 26th April 2013 07:46

Re: Pittosporum leaves have gone

Reply from Judi Samuels Garden Design

Try this for size.. Tamarix tetrandra (AGM). I have two in my garden where it's higher and windier and they do well in coastal planting schemes, do give them some protection during those cold easterly spells and should do well for you. They give a beautiful dusky pink colour and lyrical form.. Hope that's useful. You could try researching online plants for coastal planting. Best wishes, Judi.. :-)

  • Posted: Fri. 26th April 2013 10:34