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Jun 10, 2017 8:13 AM CST
Hi everyone. I'm looking for some advice on how to treat this shrub. It seems to be in rough shape compare to the shrubs beside it. It's been always doing poorly the last couple years. It seems to be the worst now then ever. It's been a wet spring here (s/western Ontario).

The two on the left are full, lots of new growth, rich green colour. The guy on the right is yellowish, no new growth.
Any ideas?
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Jun 10, 2017 3:25 PM CST


Does that sprinkler head right next to it spray directly on the plant?
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Jun 10, 2017 3:33 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Does that sprinkler head right next to it spray directly on the plant?

Not directly. It pops up and cascades over all the plants. But it hasn't been on at all this season yet.
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Jun 13, 2017 12:24 PM CST
Could it be that particular plant is in an area of soil where there could be a 'clay pan' below the level of the rootball and heavy rain has accumulated and drowned the roots?
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Jun 13, 2017 12:30 PM CST
Check whether that shrub is planted too deep. There shouldn't be any soil on the trunk. If there is, dig the dirt away until you can see the top of the root ball.
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