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Q.My dogwood tree does not look right, seems to be struggling?

Zone Yorktown heights, NY 10598 | Anonymous added on August 23, 2019 | Answered

In mid-May I planted a dogwood tree at the front of my house after losing a tree in a storm.
The space is open with no shade. I have now noticed that at times the leaves appear to be curling on themselves and in some instances have a “rust”- like hue and are not dark green. It has been raining quite a bit and I do water the plant regularly so I do not think it is for lack of water. The plant somehow does not appear to be OK. Am I being overly anxious? Am I not watering it enough? Is there anything I can or need to do?
Attached are some photos of the leaves.

Thanks for your help.


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Answered on August 25, 2019

It could be stressed due to the full sun location. Dogwoods are typically understory trees and do best in a part shade location. When planted in full sun, they do need more watering. Reddish leaves are a sign of insufficient water. Here is more:


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