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My gardenia leaves are turning yellow

Zone Hot and dry | frazzinir added on April 21, 2015 | Answered

What would cause this? Could the wood chips around the bush also be causing yellow leaves and not growing as much?

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shelley
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Answered on April 21, 2015

This article will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/helping-a-gardenia-bush-with-yellow-leaves.htm

The wood chips could cause plant leaves to turn light yellow if the chips are mixed WITH the soil in a flower bed because the bacteria and fungi in the soil deplete the nitrogen that the plant needs to break down the wood chips. Wood chips ON TOP of the soil, however, are not a problem. You can read more about wood chip myths and facts at the following link:

http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/wood-chips-myths-facts/

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