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how much compost/manure to use around leyland trees

How much 5-5-5 compost/manure should I use around my Leyland trees? My Leyland trees are 20 ft high and showing signs of turning brown and yellow. I want to add some fertilizer (compost/manure 5-5-5) around the base of each tree, but I don’t know how much to use. They come in 40lb bags.

Joe, Thank You


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#1 Comment By shelley On 03/31/2015 @ 11:30 pm

If your leyland is turning brown and yellow, this could be a sign of disease or insect infestation in which case fertilizing may not correct the issue. I would encourage you to peruse any of the articles below which discuss diseases and infestations:

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However, if you are pursuing the fertilizing route, evergreen trees need 1/8 bushel of manure per foot of height so in your case (provided I did my math right), that would be 2.5 bushels.

For more information on growing leyland trees, please visit the link below:
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[2] : http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/O&T/specificplants/note133a/note133a.html

[3] : http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/plant_pests/trees/hgic2004.html

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