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Washington DC
Sep 24, 2017 5:22 PM CST
A few of My juniper bushes are slowly turning brown from the inside out and bottom up. I have sprayed them for spider mites for the past few weeks and that has not helped stop the browning process. I have not noticed any other pests while inspecting them. Could the be issue be over watering? I give each 1 gallon of water every two weeks as the are on a covered balcony and do not receive rain. Please help.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Sep 24, 2017 11:32 PM CST

Did you spray for spider mites because you saw spider mites?

How big are your containers, how big are the plants and how many plants are in each of them?

Is there a drainage hole in the bottom of the container?

Do you water enough for the excess to drain out the bottom?

How long have these plants been in this container?
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Washington DC
Sep 25, 2017 10:54 AM CST
They were planted in May. In August I started seeing webbing around the needles. I don’t see that anymore since I started spraying.

Yes, there are drainage holes. I do not water until I see it Draining for fear of over watering.

The containers are 2 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet high.

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