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Q.New Sky Pencil Japanese Stalk Is Peeling

Zone 21409 | ciceropmachado@outlook.com added on May 8, 2020 | Answered

Hi! Bought some new sky pencil japanese shrubs about 1 month ago and now their stalks are peeling. It seems the plants are getting weak and dying. Not sure if that is a natural process. See pictures attached. Thanks! Cicero

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Answered on May 12, 2020

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to assess the damage. It does sound a bit like they have been overwatered, though. Depending on how far gone, and how much bark has peeled, they may not be able to be saved, but I cannot say for certain without seeing it.

A fungicide will be your best defense, but it may not save your shrubs.

Here are some articles that will help:



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