Yellowing leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Riverdale, Ge
Question by dexofre
May 3, 2009
What could be causing the leaves of my gardenias to yellow

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2009


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. Hope this helps you determine just what the problem might be.

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