Dogwood Trees

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Halfwaycajun added on July 18, 2011 | Answered

I have a flower bed and had some perennials doing great until I over trimmed one. Oops. So I put some upright perennials in their place. The tips on the leaves though are turning brown and dying. I replaced one because the whole dang plant died. I live in Louisiana and it's rained everyday for a while now. This happened to a dogwood I put down too. I was told that it would come back though. Please help. It looks like they are rotting but I'm wondering if it could be fungus? Could it be?

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Answered on July 21, 2011

They are probably just too wet. They MAY come back from the roots but if they have started rotting, it is questionable. I would dig the plants I want to save, trim them back a little if mostly brown and put them in pots and try to prevent a lot of rain from hitting them until they recover. YOu don't want them to dry out completely, of course, but you can control how much water they get.

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