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Two trees/shrubs in need of help


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.imageimage


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,523

    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

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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,188

    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

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  • MayLaneMayLane Posts: 203

    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. 

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