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Rhodedenron leaf problem

FirecrackerFirecracker East Lancashire.Posts: 256
I had a lovely yellow plant for some years, then last year it seemed to die so I cut it back fairly low. This year it grew back very well, the leaves were good till now, the newest leaves have shrivelled up and taken on a redish tinge. Any idea what this is and what to do. Thanks in anticipation.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,024
    Have you a photo?
    Lots of shrubs have suffered this year because of drought last summer, and also a lack of rain over winter and in recent weeks. Sometimes they can recover enough to produce some new foliage, but if they dry out again, the same thing happens.

    Is it in the ground or a pot? They can be difficult to keep going in pots.
    Does it have a decent amount of shade? They perform best with some shade, unless you have reliably moist soil and regular rainfall. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FirecrackerFirecracker East Lancashire.Posts: 256
    I did try to put my picture on but couldn't manage, never had a problem before. I suppose it could be a water problem, there is a magnolia 3' away and a tall yew nearby. The magnolia has a red/brown tinge on a few leaves. I'll give it a little more water and keep an eye on it. Thanks Fairygirl.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,024
    Sometimes if the pix are too big they don't load. Although the site changed and supposedly allows pix up to about 5MB, it isn't always the case.  I resize mine to below 1MB and that normally works fine  :)
    Rhodies are quite shallow rooting too, so it's important they get enough moisture. I'd think the other shrubs will be taking a lot. A mulch after a good soak will probably help a good bit too, to prevent evaporation. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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