Red Tip Photinias

Red Tip Photinia


Anonymous added on December 29, 2014 | Answered

I planted my Red tip photinia last spring and it hasn't grown an inch. I mulched, watered accordingly, but no growth. Not dead, just isn't growing. I was told this was a fast growing plant.


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theficuswrangler
Answered on January 3, 2015

If there's no spotting on the leaves (which would indicate one of several diseases,) it sounds like the roots just need to be encouraged a bit. Plants will grow roots before they grow leaves. Follow the cultural recommendations for photinia that follow, (make sure there's enough sun,) and try increasing the phosphorous addition. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/photinia/growing-red-tip-photinia.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/photinia/red-tip-photinia-fertilizer.htm

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