Gold Medallion Trees
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Gold Medallion tree is losing excessive leaves

Zone San Diego CA. has some water drought problems this year so I have watered somewhat more than years p | bomberboy added on May 5, 2015 | Answered

My 20 year old Gold Medallion tree is losing excessive leaves this year. It is about 50% bare of leaves and the leaves have a dark brown spot on the very tip!

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shelley
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Answered on May 5, 2015

Established cassia trees are quite drought tolerant. However, drought is stressful on trees period and can cause leaf scorch. Trees with leaf scorch will exhibit brown tipped leaves and drop leaves. Here are some extension articles on leaf scorch with management strategies:

https://bit.ly/1ABDeP9 (PDF)
https://extension.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/02911.html.

For more information on cassia trees, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/cassia/growing-cassia-trees.htm

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