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stags horn problem

We have a problem with a stagshorn. We have 4 in the back garden, 3 are ok but the 4th looks like it is dying. The leaves look like they have been burnt and are wilting. Please help as my wife loves them.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    Just taking you up the forumimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • No it's not close to the lawn and I  never use a strimmer by it. Will try to put a pic on later.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,973

    Is the poorly one more exposed than the others - does it catch the wind or frost more than them?  I've seen tender new sumach leaves really badly damaged by cold weather, especially if the leaves opened in a warm spell and then the weather turned cold again.

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

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Hi Diamond you have stags horns ..Sumach. I had one in my garden and it was lovely but threw suckers up all over feet away in the end we had to dig it out. I would not worry about one looking ill, soz but I'd be worried how much the other three will spread.   

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