i have inherited 2 trees/shrubs. Both are looking quite poorly. unfortunately I don't know what they are called or what they need.
the one with the reddish leaves still shows some sign of new growth but the other looks awful.
any advice appreciated.
I think the first one is dead,so chuck it out!
The second looks like a Photinia.
It's not completely gone so there is hope.
I would cut out all the stuff you see that is obviously dead,give it a really good water and a feed and see how it goes from there.
Maybe keep it in the shade for now as well.
Last edited: 10 May 2017 17:38:21
On my screen the first and last pics are of a photinia which I suspect has suffered some frost damage - but I also think it's struggling to survive in that little pot.
Photinias want to be big shrubs and it would probably be better off in the ground or repotted in a much bigger pot. As MP says you need to cut off all the dead shoots and give it a load of TLC.
I agree that the other shrub appears to be dead.
Last edited: 10 May 2017 18:11:42
My photinia is doing that too. It survived the cold but I think we have had some strong cold winds this week that has gotten it.