Kwanzan tree - Knowledgebase Question

Batavia, Oh
Question by wcobb2155
May 29, 2010
We planted our Kwanzan tree too deep and it has water damage. The leaves drooped and were turning yellow. We have raised the root ball above the ground level and mounded dirt around it. The leaves look better, some are still turning yellow. Do we need to add more fertilize, water, or have we

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2010


Resetting the tree should help it out. The yellowing leaves indicate stress - either from transplanting or a residual effect of it being planted too deeply. Just give your tree a few more weeks to settle in and you should see some improvement. Don't feed your tree just yet - you want it to establish a good root system before it puts its energy into new top growth. Water deeply once a week (twice if the weather is really hot) and your tree should recover and put out healthy growth. Hope it's soon!

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