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Q.I Have A Silk Floss Tree That Is Very Healthy And Several Years Old, But It Does Not Flower In The Fall. Do All Silk Floss Trees

Zone Palm Desert, Califirbua zone 9 | carolrochlin added on March 20, 2020 | Answered

flower and is there a soil amendment that I should add? I am a California Master Gardener. Thanks for your help.

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Answered on March 23, 2020

Yes, they are very prolific bloomers! Your issue could be an indication that the nutrition ratios in your soil could be a bit off, namely low in phosphorus and potassium and high in nitrogen.

It could also indicate a low pH, or acidic soil.

I would recommend testing your EC and nutrient profile, as well as pH. Then amend accordingly.

These links will help:





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