shrub slowly dying

theosof0July 12, 2014

I forget what this shrub is called. It has been in a large pot on my deck for 3-4 years, lives through the winter. Last year and already this year sections of it turn a pretty shade of crimson, then turns brown and shrivels. It started out this spring so full and bright green, it is sad to see it slowly wither away. I've enclosed photos. Please save my shrub!!

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akamainegrower

After 3 or 4 years without repotting, the roots are so dense that there is little to no water holding capacity in the potting mixture. Move to a larger pot with new mix and it should revive nicely. You can also unpot it, trim back the roots and repot with new mix in the same conatiner - this is a little more trcky than the first option.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 6:16AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

if you dont get an ID here... try the name that plant forum ... a pic of the whole plant might help ...

IDing the plant is imperative to understanding how to care for it ...

and the starting point is exactly what maine said ... and what media is your first question ...

ken

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 10:43AM
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theosof0

thanks for the suggestions

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 7:42PM
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nurseryman33(4/5)

Does it have a compact rounded shape? Could be Viburnum americana compacta spring red or green.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 9:17PM
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