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Q.Am I Over Watering My Australian Tea Tree?

Zone santa rosa,ca | Anonymous added on June 29, 2021 | Answered

My tea tree is growing but a lot of the leaves are turning red & yellow. It’s one year in the ground and I’ve been watering it twice weekly. I also laid bark around the tree. I don’t recall the name of the tree but the leaves are a reddish purple on top where the sun hits it and green on the bottom and the leaves are around an inch long. I haven’t been able to find this type of tree in any book or online. Also it hasn’t flowered yet. When can I expect flowers? Does it have to mature further?

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Answered on July 12, 2021

I think the red color may be due to the strain, but the yellow leaves are another matter. I suggest checking all your growing conditions against the info in this first article. Then, read on in the second article and see if you can get to the bottom of the problem.

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