GARDENIAS - Knowledgebase Question

houston, tx
Question by jmeemsh
May 21, 2007
MY Gardenias are getting LOTs of yellow leaves @ the bas and in the middle! Please help


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Answer from NGA
May 21, 2007

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Jimmie,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Yellowing of inner and lower leaves can be due to a number of things. There is a natural loss of older leaves periodically especially as new growth emerges or as the plant is in a major bloom cycle. Dry soil or soggy soil conditions for a period of time may also be involved in yellowing and drop of older leaves. Finally if the bush is just not that green overall and older leaves are yellowing, a lack of nitrogen could be to blame.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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