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Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon' No Leaves/Dead?

Posted by runningcutiger SC (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 9:34

Any idea what happened to my Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon'? The leaves turned brown and shriveled up over time. There are now no leaves on the plant. Is it dead? The one beside it is starting to do the same. They are over 10 years old and have been fine until the last year. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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RE: Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon' No Leaves/Dead?

Appears to me to be increasingly too much shade from surroundings over the years.


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RE: Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon' No Leaves/Dead?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 2:23

More likely something adverse in the rooting environment, like water molds, honey fungus or - perhaps even nematodes are possible, I don't know (not a big factor in my area).


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RE: Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon' No Leaves/Dead?

To answer the "is it dead?" question (which seems to have been skirted around) - yes, it is. PIttosporum is an evergreen shrub and when an evergreen shrub loses all its leaves, it's a pretty good bet the plant is dead.


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RE: Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon' No Leaves/Dead?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 16:37

Except when what happened is most of the top froze off in a cold spell and the type of shrub is one that can grow back from the crown.


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