Purple Sandcherry Has Yellow Leaves

Joruch11 added on August 4, 2015 | Answered

My Purple Sandcherry bush is about 10 yrs old and this July the leaves have turned yellow brown throughout. What caused this and is there anything I can do? It flowered and did well until mid July. Always prune it and fertilize.

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Answered on August 11, 2015

Yellowing leaves are generally an indicator of watering issues. To little or to much.

If the area is dry, I would add some additional water. 2 to 3 inches of hardwood mulch can help with moisture retention.

Also check for insects or fungus issues. Neem Oil is a good treatment for either as it works as both an insecticide and fungicide.

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