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Planted about 1 month ago, why are some of the leaves drying out and becoming brittle? Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Theresa

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  • Posted: Sat. 16th April 2011 13:55

Re: A young Pittosporum

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Theresa,
It is not unusual for a plant to lose some leaves after planting, especially older leaves. However, if the leaf loss is excessive, there could some problems with either aftercare or with the planting process itself. First, has the shrub been adequately watered since planting? New plantings need regularly watering until they are established. If it has been getting adequate moisture then it could be a planting problem. Is it perhaps too deep? Or, there could be air pockets around the roots. Give the shrub a gentle tug. If it seems to 'give' easily, it may need to be dug up and replanted more firmly, with care taken to make sure there is full soil to root contact in the planting hole.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 18th April 2011 19:38

Re: Re: A young Pittosporum

Reply from Alan & Theresa

Hi Kathy
Thanks for your advice. I think it will have to be replanted which I will do over the next couple of days.
Theresa

  • Posted: Tue. 19th April 2011 15:49