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What is Wrong with my Weigla

My 6 months planted Weighla is turning brown-ish. I have poor Drainage here so I tend not to water the plants very often.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,735
    Good morning Sheila. I don't think that there is anything wrong with your weigela. These shrubs are decidous and therefore lose their leaves in the autumn and winter. Your weigela is just behaving normally.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,833
    I'd agree - it's just becoming dormant.
    It'll drop it's foliage - it would usually have done so by now, but the recent mild weather has meant that many shrubs are later than usual.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,432
    I agree too, it's autumn, they're meant to do that.
    Here are mine for comparison. The dark-leaved one has lost a lot of leaves already, mostly from the lower parts of the branches where yours have yellowed, whereas the variegated one has only just started to go brown around the edges.

    That plain yellow branch on the variegated one will be pruned out in the spring if it starts to leaf up the same way.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LunarSeaLunarSea Posts: 1,862
    Yep, agree. Just taken this pic of ours

    Clay soil - Cheshire/Derbyshire border

    I play with plants and soil and sometimes it's successful

  • Thank you everyone! Nice to know I haven't lost yet another Shrub
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