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Overzealous clearing - have I damaged my Cornus Controversa (variagated).

Ian155Ian155 Posts: 1

We have a magnificent cornus controversa (variagated) circa 14ft tall. in the garden. 4 weekends ago on a major clearout I think I may have damaged the root system as its now clearly shedding leaves.

Some roots remain exposed which I need to cover but am worried that if I have indeed damaged the root system it isirreparable and the cornus will continue to die. 

Is there anything I  can do to limit / impede / reverse / this decline at all?

Thank you in anticipation of any suggestions. 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,427

    cover the roots, give it a good drink and speak kindly to it.

    4 weeks is a long time to have roots exposed

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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