Garrya Elliptica

Just bought this Garrya Elliptica on-line. The leaves seem paler than a previous one I had in another garden and this one is mottled in parts. The leaves to my previous Garrya were a deeper glossier green.
Does it seem healthy to you?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,045
    I'd be disappointed with that. I should think it's been in the same pot and not looked after for ages. I don't think it's dying it could be potted on and fed and cheered up
  • Thanks nut cutlet! What would you use to feed it? Or should I complain?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,045
    I'd complain. you might get a new one and keep this as well :) I'd start with potting into new compost, 
  • This is an email I sent yesterday to the nursery....I wasn't satisfied with the response so contacted GW for advice....
    Me: "The leaves are pale and some are discoloured. Ive had one of these previously and the foliage was much deeper green. This one seems slightly unwell to me".
    Nursery response: "The spotting tends to happen on the old leaves which is natural on all evergreens, these leaves eventually drop. This wont affect your plant in anyway".
    I would like to complain ....what argument would you suggest from here?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,738
    There's an article from the RHS here-
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/garrya/growing-guide

    Have a look under Problems - autumn leaf spot is explained.
    Then it's up to you what to do.
    I think your plant will be fine with some TLC though
    Good luck
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Just for interest...this nursery were defensive and unwilling to accept responsibility for this neglected condition of this £40 shrub. Best offer was I returned the shrub (100 miles away) for a refund!
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