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Salem, South Carolina
TriciaDodge
May 31, 2020 6:52 AM CST
I have a nice paper bush in my yard...about 4 years old or so...it's leaves emerged nicely this spring. Then, a week or two after fertilization, the leaves on the largest/tallest branch began to wilt. They eventually shriveled and fell off. The branch appears to be alive. What happened? Don't think it was frost bitten. No new leaves have emerged.
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oneeyeluke
Jun 1, 2020 12:33 AM CST
The plant is reacting to the fertilization, and a good rule of thumb is never fertilize a healthy happy growing plant, because it doesn't need any. Its happens all the time and I see a lot of people use fertilizer when its not needed. Its a very common mistake the person thinks my plant looks so good and so if I give it fertilizer it will even look better. Wrong" no fertilizer unless you have a soil test.
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