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My tree is dying

Hi,

I think my tree is on a downward spiral. It's a Loquat (ERIOBOTRYA JAPONICA) I planted last September. It was fine all winter with glossy leaves which didn't drop. In the last few weeks the leaves have started dropping, going brown and disintegrating, and the buds look like they're dying too. I fed it once 3 weeks ago with the feed sent with it. Also watered it lightly occasionally while it was sunny recently.

Any ideas how to resurrect it?
Pics below
many thanks
Rob


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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,677
    You will need to water them a lot more when it’s warm again. I recommend you remove all the grass around its base and lay a thick layer of bark chip mulch or similar. Water a bucket every 2-3 days throughout summer and easing off when there has been rain or cooler weather.

    Also be careful with the planting depth, make sure the trunk is not buried deeper than its original plant position. Other than that they should recover. They are a lot tougher than you think. 
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