In progress indicator

Leaves dropping

In progress indicator
Full size image

Question from Dorothy Bainbridge


House rules are loading...

In progress indicator

We are processing your monitoring request...

In progress indicator

In progress indicator

Comment on a listing

Comment on a listing

Comment on a listing

Cancel and close this form

The leaves are dropping and some are looking chewed and brown, what can I do to prevent this

  • Views: 753
  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Tue. 3rd April 2012 18:45

Re: Leaves dropping

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Dorothy,
It's hard to say - sounds like there could be a few things going on. A little more information might help pinpoint the problem. First, where is it planted? They like full sun to partial shade and neutral to acid soil. While they tolerate clay, they can't handle heavy clay that is waterlogged over the winter. Any change it was too wet over the winter? Also, they are susceptible to fungus so that could be the problem. Having said that, however, it is not unusual for plants to shed old leaves at time, even if they are evergreen. As far as the chewed leaves, if the damage looks jagged and is only along the leaf margin, it is probably vine weevil. Look for grubs in the soil around the plant. If it is vine weevil, you will want to get rid of them as they can do tremendous amount of damage to leaves and roots.
Any of these things seem to fit your plant?
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 5th April 2012 17:54

Warning: Unknown: write failed: No space left on device (28) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/var/lib/php/sessions) in Unknown on line 0