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Q.Dying Cornus Kousa

Zone Essex, UK | RedKelly 62 added on May 29, 2023 | Answered

I planted my new Cornus Kousa in a well fertilised hole and have watered it every day but the leaves are shrivelled and it appears to be dying, what am I doing wrong as it wasn’t cheap?

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Answered on May 29, 2023

This will be a delicate balance. I would make sure that the soil is not moist before watering. I would wait until the soil is completely dry down to a finger's length before watering again. It is likely being overwatered. They do not tolerate drought, but can easily catch infection from overly moist soil.

As a preventative measure, I would use a fungicide. This article will help:



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