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Pittosporum going yellow.

Hi, I wonder if anyone can advise me. I planted this pittosporum about 5 years ago when it was about a foot tall. It has always looked incredibly healthy and grew really well to about 8 foot. I have noticed recently that the leaves near the middle of the bush are going yellow and dropping off. I’ve never noticed this before. Is this something to be concerned about? Many thanks. 

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  • The same is happening to my pittosporum...it has been very healthy until now! No idea why.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    Perfectly normal. All evergreens drop foliage at various times through the year, especially when under stress. 
    During the hot weather that many areas have had, they're doing it to conserve enough moisture for the bulk of the foliage too. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BeccooperBeccooper Posts: 3
    Thank you for your responses. I’ve been feeding it with some liquid plant food so I’ll just keep an eye on it. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    I would go easy on the food. Just water will help. A very occasional seaweed food is ok, but a plant that's a bit stressed can't cope with loads of food as well  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BeccooperBeccooper Posts: 3
    ok, that’s helpful. Thank you. 
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