Whats up with Barberry?

whaas_5a(5A SE WI)May 16, 2012

I planted several dwarf cultivars this year and the leaves are curling up on all of them. I got the watering thing down pat and have well drain soil.

Are the darn things sensitive to root disturbance?

Of all the plants I've planted I'm shocked barberry is struggling.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

when was the last freeze??

ken

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 8:08AM
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samnsarah

That's frustrating. I know that barberries like lots of organic material in the soil. I would try ammending the soil with Miracle Grow Garden Soil for Trees and Shrubs and then mulch around them really well with 2-3 inches of organic mulch and then see what happens. Hopefully they will pull through.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solving Problems of Japanese Barberry

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 4:12PM
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strobiculate

did they by any chance get dry?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 5:56PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I have two small barberries in a trough that get their roots pruned sometimes twice a year and they never miss a beat so I doubt that's it.

tj

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 7:15PM
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