Cornus refusing to grow

I have a cornus sanguinea midwinter fire which I planted about five months ago but it has refused to grow since. It's leaves are going yellow and very little newgrowth is appearing. I have clay soil so moved it and dug in lots of organic compost and watered well but still no movement. What would be killing it?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,056

    Lottolearn I've got two of these and both have really sick yellow leaves early in the season, almost white sometimes. They've grown very slowly as well. One has eventually (at least 15 years), formed quite a nice shape so it's staying. The other has now added die back of the last 6" of last years growth to its list of defects so it's going.

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