Wedding cake tree looking poorly
Our wedding cake tree (planted in the garden about twenty years ago) has always been so beautiful. This year, however, the early leaves which are generally a very fresh green, were subdued, and the leaves have appeared looking curled and some dead around the edges. Now it should have beautiful frothy “flowers” (I know they are leaves really) but most of these are black and dead. There is some fresh growth near the main trunk, shown in the picture with the trunk, which at the moment looks slightly better. As far as I am aware, the tree hasn’t been stressed, too dry, too wet, and nothing unusual has happened recently. The only one thing that I can think of, is an enthusiastic garden helper did put some of the leftover tomato feed (diluted as normal) around the base some weeks ago. Could this have caused the effect?