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Carpenteria Californica

Hi. I have 2 Carpenteria Californicas in separate large pots against the wall of the house that are not looking well at all at the moment. All the leaves are turning brown at the tips, some more than others. They are west facing in a sunny position and only 2 years old. Are they diseased? Unfortunately, they did not have protection this last winter (their second winter) but then it wasn't that cold where I am in Warwickshire... Any advice about what may have caused it and what I can do would be gratefully received. 


  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    It would help if you could show pictures. Investigate under leaves and the stem of the plants from bottom to top, you're looking for anything unusual.

  • ResiResi Posts: 3



  • ResiResi Posts: 3

    Hi, thank you for your comments. I wasn't sure if that photo would load but it has. I actually pruned the plants yesterday since posting my message and this picture is of a handful of some of what I cut off. The stems look fine. There is no sticky dew. However under the leaves it actually looks a little mouldy... tiny black specs. I guess that means they have suffered from the wet winter then? I will just hope that the plants grow back in a better state. I will check the drainage situation too and consider moving them. Than you. 

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