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Q.Can I Save My Japanese Maple?

Zone Hampton, GA 30228 | Anonymous added on September 21, 2021 | Answered

My JM tree looks dead. It was doing well for 4 or 5 years. Then we planted some dusty miller plants at the base. Next season it looked dead. Any advice?

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Answered on October 5, 2021

The JM roots were likely disturbed too much when the dusty miller was planted, and it also prevented oxygen getting to the roots and competed for water and nutrients. The best thing to apply under a tree is hardwood mulch out to the dripline.

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