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Photinia Marble - dying?

We bought two photinia pink marble tress four months ago. 

They both are in pots and get same amount of sun and shade each day.  one is thriving beautifully and the other looks like it is dying.  The dying one did become waterlogged but we quickly resolved that drilling a few more holes in the base of the pot.  But apart from that, both have had the same treatment of food, watering etc.

As I am new to gardening I have no idea what to do next.  Does anyone have any tips on what I can do to salvage this tree?

Thanks in advance.





  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    It's really tough, but sometimes, growing larger sized specimens are really hit and miss. It could just be that moment you mentioned waterlogging. I had a similar situation with an Olive tree this year. The drainage hole was blocked and there was torrential rain and it was waterlogged for no more than 2-3 days and my Olive died slowly after that. These standards may have been grafted to some other plant, so there's no way of knowing whether they are the same plant. Photinias need space and I don't think they do well longterm in pots.

    For now, keep looking after that plant and see if you see new leaves coming in the next few months. Put it somewhere semi-shaded to see how it goes. Good luck.

    Last edited: 20 July 2017 18:41:42

  • juice734juice734 Posts: 14

    Thanks so much for the reply.

    no sign of any new leaves sadly but will cross my fingers it still may recover. 

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    You should move the pot to a more slightly shadier area to allow it to recover, and yes, be patient, it may recover still. 

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