Orchid Trees
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I have an orchid tree thats 4 yrs old and never grew.

Zone 92243 | Anonymous added on March 19, 2020 | Answered

I bought an orchid tree from a lady selling small trees off a road. Not a nursery. However, the tree was 3 free tall and has remained the same height. No growth, no flowers, no changes nothing its alive and grows new leaves every season but that all. What should i do???

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on March 20, 2020

A trip to your local extension office is in order. You can take a soil sample with you as well as a few of those brown leaves.
Are you watering freely in the summer and cutting back in winter? Do you fertilize monthly? Also, I would widen the soil ring under the tree to avoid mowing or weedeating injury or yard chemical injury. Then mulch it well. Here are more cultural items to check:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/orchid-tree/growing-orchid-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

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