Banana Trees
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Banana shrub

Zone 29123 | Anonymous added on April 27, 2018 | Answered

Hi my banana shrub is about 18yrs old. Well established but this year a lot of leaves are turning brown and several limbs are drying out. No sign for bugs. Any ideas why it is turning brown?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 28, 2018

The banana shrub is sensitive to salt buildup in soil, something that can cause brown leaves in many plants but especially this one:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

If you think salt may be the problem, here's what to do:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/reversing-soil-salinity.htm

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