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Q.Dogwood tree – Cherokee Brave …yellowing leaves at tips

Zone Castalia, Ohio 44824 | Anonymous added on May 21, 2020 | Answered

I planted this dogwood on 22 April in my garden as a memory tree for my deceased dog. Since planting the weather went from quite cold to very hot then very wet….the weather has been awful this spring. I live in Castalia Ohio. Could you please let me know why the edges of the leaves are turning yellow, is it because of the high winds, or too much rain or maybe the soil quality, I do have sandy soil but not sure of the ph levels….not sure if the soil needs more iron, if so what fertilizer do I use?

The tree has finished flowering and all petals have gone. Some leaves are a reddish colour when they first begin to grown then turn green, not sure if they were yellow before green or green then started to turn yellow. I have never had a dogwood before. Also I am not used to the American weather here in Ohio, I am from the UK where we do not have such cold winters and late spring time…..so everything is new for me here in the gardening world.

I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

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Answered on May 23, 2020

It sounds like you could benefit with a soil sample. You can obtain one through your local Extension service. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm

Here's an article about yellow leaves on dogwood trees that will be helpful:

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