'crisp' leaves on photinia 'little red robin'.......!

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  1. gardening gloves

    gardening gloves Apprentice Gardener

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    hi

    I'm wondering if anyone can help.... I have a photinia little red robin which was planted last year and it seems as though the leaves have gone lifeless and crisp....!

    I planted it in the same place as a magnolia tree which was taken out as it failed to thrive....! now it appears the same is happening to the little red robin....!

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    any suggestions....?

    many thanks in anticipation....
     

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  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Is it the new spring growth that is brown?
    Only it looks like frost damage to me.
    Or possibly a leaf spotting disease of some kind.
     
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    Hi,

    Probably as @pete says, but it might also be partly due to being too dry, we generally have had very little rain over winter.

    Give it a good watering and feed and perhaps some compost/mulch around its base and see how it goes, this time of year its normally growing fast and putting out plenty of new growth and leaves so it will hopefully recover well.

    Don't worry about any of the old leaves it may shed as long as new ones are appearing

    Also don't forget that these plants can grow very big unless kept in check by pruning, had to remove a 9ft tall x 6ft wide one yesterday, still aching !
     
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