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Q.I have Ficus trees inside an atrium that are dropping and or not producing new leaves.

Zone Amarillo TX | Anonymous added on September 3, 2020 | Answered

There are 12 trees altogether and they are approximately 15′ tall. They are potted in planters that are 7′ in diameter and 4′ deep. They are a focal point in our building. We are treating them for fungus and low iron. 11 have responded well and are putting out new leaves. A few of them are developing fungus spots on the new leaves. One tree in particular has maybe 30-40 leaves and isn’t putting out new ones. I plan to continue treating for fungus but is there anything I can do to cause this one to begin producing leaves. We have been treating for about 6 months and this one tree isn’t doing anything.

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Answered on September 4, 2020

You may want to repot this tree with fresh soil and fertilize it. You also may want to place it in another location - apparently it's not happy with where it currently sits.

Another possibility is that it's suffering from a fungus that's different from the ones you're treating for. You may want to take a sample from the tree to your local garden center or extension service for advice: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search?ip=79102&radius=20&services_search_action=search&submit=Search

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