Massapequa Park, Ne
|I planted a Hashiki Nakuro dappled willow last fall. It faces south and gets plenty of sun. It grew so fast and now exhibits lovely dappled green,white and pink leaves. I just noticed that in a couple of areas the leaves are turning brown. Can you help me with this problem? This is one shrub I don't want to lose. I have put light fertilizer around it in the spring, and also some self feeding soil.
|Answer from NGA
June 3, 2010
|The browning leaves can indicate wind or sunburn. Willows like lots of water but if the soil isn't draining well, it can show up as brown leaf margins. I think I'd just pull or prune off the affected leaves to remove them from the plant. If it's trying to contract a disease, you'll be able to nip it in the bud by removing fungal spores. Best wishes with your landscape!
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