Sick Mockorange? - Knowledgebase Question

Slidell, LA
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Question by mplacy
May 11, 2005
I planted a mockorange about two weeks ago. The leaves are browning on the tips and the leaves fall when I shake the tree and they look wilted. Is this transplant shock or a disease I could do something about?

Answer from NGA
May 11, 2005
It's not unusual for trees and shrubs to go through some transplant shock. The usual symptoms are wilting, yellowing and dropping leaves; browning on the tips of leaves could indicate soil that's overly wet or fertilizer burn. Give your mock orange a few more weeks to establish itself in your landscape. Don't fertilize, but do water deeply once each week to help the roots become established. It should regain its health later in the season.

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