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Zone Tiskilwa, IL 61368 | dixiecats added on September 11, 2017 | Answered

Some or the leaves are turning dark. Is this normal? I just planted it this year.

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Answered on September 12, 2017

On some varieties, such as vining forsythia, it is normal for the foliage to turn dark. On the other hand, if it isn't a variety that normally turns dark, this can be a sign of slight over-fertilization. Now if you haven't fed the plant or changed its soil recently, then I would be inclined to believe that it is a pH issue. For controlling pH in soil, and just in general for the health of the soil zone, Dolomitic lime is a good thing to keep around. Just add it once or twice per year, and it will help. Here are a fews articles that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/forsythia/

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