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I moved to a new House that had a mint bush that was pruned by a Gardner and it kept green during 1 month, but recently some of leaves started to be yellow on some branches and the white flowers stated to appear, while in other branches the leaves are complete dry and brown and there is no flowers.
I must say that the weather as been dry in here, east of England and just now I stared to watering my bush, but still no positive results.
Any idea of what should I do? should I remove the dead leaves ? remove the brown branches ? and what fertilizer and compost should I put?
Thank you.

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  • Posted: Mon. 23rd May 2011 10:32

Re: Brown branches

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Pete,
Could be a number of things going on. First, Prostanthera cuneata is tender, so it could have been damaged by the cold weather this past winter. Second, when and how much did the gardener prune. This plant needs minimal pruning after flowering. It usually does not regenerate from old wood. In other words, pruning too low can severely damage the plant. Do you have this in your 'Plants I Have' list? You would need to log in to do this, but once you have, you will get detailed instructions and care information for your plant.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd May 2011 20:56