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Q.Newly Planted Beech Hedge

Zone N Ireland | djheatley added on August 21, 2019 | Answered

Hi, I have a recently planted bare root beech hedge — a mixture of green and copper. The majority of them are growing but about 10-15% of them are either dead leaves now, not budding, or the buds have fallen off. Any ideas why this would be and will these grow back?

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Answered on August 22, 2019

I appears overwatered. If it remains wet in your country or area, then this will be the culprit. The best thing to do from here will be to put something in for preventative measures.

My recommendation is a 1/4 cup of DOLOMITIC LIME and a Teaspoon of WETTABLE SULFUR per shrub. Scatter this around the soil to prevent future infection.

For now, you should treat with a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

The growth will grow back once it is established, and healthy. This article will help you to care for Beech Trees regardless of whether it is tree or hedge form: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/beech/beech-trees-in-landscapes.htm

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