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Q.Over Watered A Catalpa Sapling

Zone 95821 | fallraven added on July 19, 2021 | Answered

I started a Catalpa tree sapling from a seed but over watered it. Now its’ leave are shriveled and turning black. I have not watered it for a week. It is ii a small pot. Can it be saved and is there anything I should do to help it recover? Any help appreciated. Thanks, Joe

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Answered on July 20, 2021

I would start over with an infection that severe. This will stunt the tree, and cause it to have a strange shape, if it recovers from watering.

Watering isn't the only problem, here, though.

That soil is not fit for a container. Use a mix of potting soil and compost, or just potting soil if it contains a fair bit of compost.

Unfortunately, without correcting the soil, it will happen again. I don't recommend planting another without changing the soil, first.

Here are some articles that will help:



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