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Central Texas ( 8a). (Zone 8a)
Jun 1, 2020 5:51 PM CST
Hi all
I planted a night blooming jasmine spring 2019 (got it from a local nursery). It's outdoor east side of the house (combination of sun and shade). It seems to have shed most of it's leaves except at the top (happened during first year). I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. I water it once or twice a week depending upon the season (unless it rains).

This has not bloomed yet.

Should I let it continue as is or is it okay to cut it close to the ground (and hopefully it will come back)? Is there something I am doing wrong that's causing this situation?

Thank you
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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jun 2, 2020 1:25 AM CST
The problem with your plant is drought over the past growing season. Not enough of water over time. You need to dig around the plant very gently and loosen the soil well. Then add a inch or two of mulch to help hold the water in the ground. Give your plant a good watering. Everytime it rains or you water, take your hand cultivator and work the soil well and keep it loose. Next spring you can tip prune and that will stimulate bottom branch growth and fill out your plant.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Central Texas ( 8a). (Zone 8a)
Jun 3, 2020 10:38 AM CST
Thank you very much for the insight. I will work on that.
I tip my hat to you.

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