Jasmine Plants

Jasmine Trachelospermum

Anonymous added on July 10, 2015 | Answered

I brought a jasmine 6 weeks ago and it is planted in the garden by a wooden fence. I have noticed it has not grown very much and the new leaves are going black at the tips (as if they have been burnt then drying out and shriveling up and falling off). If I pick them off, they just crumble in my hands. I think I might have over watered it and I also water the whole plant not just the root. The garden is sheltered and it does get a good amount of sun. I have not grown a jasmine before. I also brought a honeysuckle at the same time as this and it growing really well. Any ideas? Thank you.

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Answered on July 11, 2015

This could be one of a few things: Overly dry or drought-like conditions, or the result of some type of fungal problem (there are many). First check that the soil is not too dry and, if necessary, give the plant a good soaking. Also check the drainage and, since it is newly planted, push down on the soil to collapse any air pockets that may be present, as these can restrict the roots from taking up water. You can normally cut away the brown or dead looking growth (should regrow once problem fixed). Treat the plant with a fungicide, like Neem oil, which will also double as an insecticide if there happen to be any pests affecting it as well.

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