Mock Orange Bushes

Dwarf Mock Orange Shrub


Anonymous added on September 4, 2015 | Answered

My mock orange shrub is dying from the center. Leaves turn brown and fall off. New growth is on the outside of the shrub. What is the matter with it?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 8, 2015

A number of things can actually causes this. The most common is over-shearing, which leads to thick outer growth and blocks sunlight from inner branches of the shrub. Root or crown rot is another possibility, as are other diseases and pests. These articles will help with rot issues: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/crown-rot-disease.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/root-rot-in-garden-plants.htm

Generally, it helps to prune out the interior, opening it up to air and light, or even some rejuvenation pruning, though this drastic measure may limit blooming next season. Here is more info on this type of pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/rejuvenation-pruning-tips.htm

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