Mahonia japonica leaves going brown
Juliesgoldsmith Posts: 2
I have 2 of these planted in feb this year & about 4-5ft. They have both started to look very unhealthy with the leaves turning brown & dry. I have been watering them for the past couple of weeks when I 1st noticed this & we haven’t had much rain recently. Should I prune them back & hope they come back. Should I be watering them every day ?? Any tips much appreciated
Watering is necessary with anything planted, unless there's very persistent, consistent rain, and even then - you need to check with anything evergreen, that the rain is actually getting beyond the foliage and into the roots.
The ground looks bone dry - and @Posy says - there are lots of factors which will affect their health. They'd need a large canful of water, at least, every other day, and they would probably have been needing that for the last month - depending on where you are, and your soil/climate etc.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...