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Paw Paw leaves turning black

Posted by ribs1 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 6, 12 at 21:49

Hello,
I received 2 small paw paw trees a few weeks ago from one green world and planted them in pots. I used a mix of about 70% peat, 10% pine bark and 20% native soil. I have been watering every few days.
Today I noticed some of the leaves turning black on the edges. Is this transplant shock? Too much sunlight? Wrong potting mix?
Please help
Thanks


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RE: Paw Paw leaves turning black

Were they bare root or in pots when you got them? Did they have leaves when you got them? If they leafed out in the sun, I would guess it's not too much sunlight. If they had leaves when you got them, they may be sensitive to the sun, depending on the conditions at One Green World.

I bought a potted paw paw from One Green World several years ago. I planted it in the ground after a few days, in a sunny spot, and it was OK. I recall the potting mix was mostly pine bark, but the mix you made should be OK.

Alex


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RE: Paw Paw leaves turning black

These were potted plants and already leafed out. Will they recover? Should I give them more shade?


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RE: Paw Paw leaves turning black

How tall are they? Pawpaws cannot tolerate direct sunlight for the first year or so. If they're under about 2 feet tall, you should keep them in shade at all times.


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