San Antonio, Te
|we have several red tips whose lower leaves are turning yellow. They've gotten plenty of water and fertilizer, so what might be the cause and solution? Also one of two banana bushes is doing the same thing, altho it is in a place that is not getting a lot of sun.
|Answer from NGA
July 2, 2010
|Red tip photinias are evergreen but they tend to lose their oldest (lowest) leaves after 2-3 years. To keep yours from getting leggy, prune them back each spring to encourage healthy new growth. The same applies to your banana trees. The oldest leaves are shed as they age. As long as your plants are putting out healthy top growth, there's nothing to be concerned about. It's normal and natural.
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