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Cornus Not Doing Well?

quarkradquarkrad Posts: 23
I recently bought, according to the label, a Cornus Kou. Teutousia.  In the pot it has lovely white flowers.  I have planted it according to instructions found on the web and feeding it with fish blood and bone.  It has been in a primarily full sun position but the leaves are gradually turning a light brown.  It is normal/wrong and should I be doing something?  Thank you.


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,427
     Could you post a picture
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,442
    Think name is Cornus Kousa Teutonia.
    I suspect roots have dried out at some stage.
    June was a very dry month.
    Newly planted shrubs need regular soaking... a full watering can ....not just a sprinkling
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • quarkradquarkrad Posts: 23
    I'm a newbie so here is my first dumbo question - sorry. When you say regular soaking what frequency are we talking about - daily, every other day?  I have also just planted a Flamingo plant (Salix Integra 'Hakuro Nishiki') - I assume this also need 'a good soaking', again, your advice on how often to give it a watering can of water would be most appreciated.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,097
    Is it in the ground?
    As already said, newly planted shrubs would need a can of water [or even a bucketful if it's a larger plant] approximately every 2  days, unless you have continual, substantial rainfall for several hours. 
    In a pot, it would possibly need it every day, depending on how hefty the foliage is, because rain doesn't penetrate well enough to get enough moisture into a pot.
    Always water directly in at the base of the shrub too, not from overhead for the same reason, and especially if it's sunny. 

    Willows of any kind are hard to overwater, so the same logic applies. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • quarkradquarkrad Posts: 23

  • quarkradquarkrad Posts: 23
    Thank you all for your kind replies.  It seems obvious to me that I have not been watering anything like enough. 
  • quarkradquarkrad Posts: 23
    To confirm - would the same amount of water (can/bucket every other day) also apply to my Flamingo plant?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,863
    quarkrad said:
    To confirm - would the same amount of water (can/bucket every other day) also apply to my Flamingo plant?
    At least that much if not more … it’s a Salix/willow.
    Think of weeping willows down by a river with their ties in the water … they can never get too much water. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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