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Fairy Duster Plants…

Zone 90278 | GregMadden added on October 13, 2017 | Answered

I have two Fairy Duster plants, about 5 years old, on a west wall. One has grown great but the other has always been scraggly. They are around 8’ tall. The one growing great is at a corner so gets South sun. The house was sprayed with Termidor when it was built and I always wondered if the soil is contaminated with the salt. But the roots should be lower by now...

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 13, 2017

It is possible that there are trace amounts left, but nothing enough to hurt a shrub such as this. It may be that you need to apply dolomitic lime to the area to bring the pH back to where it needs to be.

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