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Q.Physocarpus Maybe Diseased

Zone CR4 3AR | annieforeman@mypostoffice.co.uk added on June 20, 2021 | Answered

Amber Jubilee Physocarpus has developed crinkled black leafs we have had a lot of rain as I am sure you are aware of only 2 seasons on did not look right when first planted was green instead of golden brown yellow and slightly orange in colour would be grateful for your advise cheers

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Answered on June 21, 2021

We are based out of the US, so I am not as familiar with your weather patterns, as I am ours. From what I DO know- There is always a lot of rain.

With wet weather, there is a need to choose plants that will adapt to that. The other issue is that they will require a cold period throughout the year. These shrubs are only suitable for our USDA zones 2-7. The coldest your country gets, in any area, is equivalent to our zone 8. This is just a little too warm for this shrub, year round. (Rather, it does not get cold enough for this shrub). Much of your country is zone 9, though. This is too far out of the range for this shrubs to be comfortable.

All of these things, together, will make it very difficult to keep this shrub alive for long.

I would choose something suited to your area.

Here is more information on the Physocarpus:


Here is an article that will suggest plants that will do well in your area:





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