Name: Suzanne McCarthy
port charlotte, Fl
|i live in s.w.florida. my allamanda's used to be looking great, but lately they are stalky and leaves turning yellow and dropping. should i prune at this time, approaching cooler temp's and what would bring back the green leaves and help it to bloom? i don't want to lose them. please answer all the questions, please. suzanne
|Answer from NGA
November 16, 2010
|Allamanda likes hot weather and now that your temperatures are cooling off, the plant is showing some stress. You can prune your plants back to encourage healthy new growth. You won't see much new growth until the weather warms up and you won't see any new flowers until then, either, but pruning back now will help them perform better when the weather warms up again. When you see new growth, feed with a bloom booster type fertilizer. Enjoy your garden!
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