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NaeMadi
Feb 7, 2017 12:56 AM CST
Hello there, I'm after some help with my acacia limelight standard it hasn't grown as inch since being put in and that was over a year ago, it's still alive, green has a few leaves but not many, I've fertilised it with native slow release stuff and the other two that I put in at the same time have tripled in size and they are planted 2 metres away? I'm struggling to work out what I have done wrong!! Please help
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Feb 7, 2017 11:07 AM CST
Welcome!

Is there something different about the soil in that area? A layer of hardpan? Does that spot stay wetter than where the others are planted?

Knowing where you live might be helpful.
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NaeMadi
Feb 7, 2017 5:45 PM CST
Hi there,
Thanks for your reply, I'm in Mudgee central NSW, we have clay soil but have been improving the soil over the last 4 year with mulch, gypsum and adding good soil mix to the garden beds. I planted all my acacia's proud as I was told by the nursery. I used a native planting mix when planting and the soil doesn't seem to be any wetter than the other two Acacia's. Do you think digging it up and trying to plant even more proud might help? what else can I try to save it?

Thanks in advance.
Nae
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 7, 2017 7:07 PM CST
I'm sorry but I don't know what 'proud' is.

I'm not sure but something is different for that plant. More water, less light, clay....
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