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Japanese privot tree problem

Posted by Marksman007 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 24, 13 at 12:29

I can't figure out what is going on with my tree. We planted it about 6 months ago and it was doing fine until 2 months ago.

I really don't want to loose it.

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RE: Japanese privot tree problem

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 24, 13 at 13:26

When a plant looks like this it is often either too wet or too dry at the root, poke around in the root-ball (and vicinity) to see if there is a surprise waiting for you.

RE: Japanese privot tree problem

the rock mulch is also baking the root mass..

and the brick and cement driveway is baking the leaves ...

and i didnt know privet was done on standards ...

would like a pic of the whole.. to see if its telephone poled also ...

any finally.. 2 months ago.. is when the real heat of summer hit... and i bet.. your dry season. ....

what was the source of this plant ... potted??? ... how was it planted .... amendments??? fertilizer???/


RE: Japanese privot tree problem

One of the reasons we bought this tree is because it was supposed to be "heat tolerant".

Planted: January '13
Sources: Local nursery
Potted: 5 gallon bucket
How was it planted: ?
Amendments: None
Fertilizer: None


RE: Japanese privot tree problem

get a hand trowel..

and dig a 3 to 6 inch hole.. in the 5 gallon bucket sized root mass.. and find out if there is any water.. at depth.. in the root mass ...

water more.. or water less.. based on what you find...

reflected sun off the walls isnt helping either ...


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