Ask a Question forum: What's wrong with my Syzygium Pondoense?

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TrevorJR
Jul 21, 2017 9:25 AM CST
My Syzigium Pondoense, Waterwood (planted 4th February 2017) lacks leafyness, being somewhat sparse, judging from other Pondoense plants. The points of some leaves go brown, or some leaves fade in colour and fall off. The over all impression of the plant is that the leaves are brittle compared to the glossy, juicy look that a Pondoense generally has. (I've had a Waterwood before and lost it when replanting, after we changed house. It was a lush looking plant, with rich leaves, and the branches totally hidden by the leafiness.) Such is not the case with this present Waterwood. The present plant has a mixture of ordinary soil, compost and some bone meal. It gets mostly sun, with some shade. The question of too much/too little water goes on and on. Right now we are giving less than we used to do. But whether the issue is really of 'too much' or 'too little' water I cannot say. I doubt it. We've tried both ways, over periods of time. I don't think the plant is dying, but it's certainly lack-lustre, even struggling. I see a lot of snout beetles (weevils) in our garden. Could you also please look closely at my attached photo? It does seem that the leaves are being chewed. (?)


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