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Whats up with Barberry?

Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 12 at 21:41

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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RE: Whats up with Barberry?

when was the last freeze??


RE: Whats up with Barberry?

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

RE: Whats up with Barberry?

did they by any chance get dry?

RE: Whats up with Barberry?

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.


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