Royal Empress Trees
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Royal Empress Sapling Growth

Zone 78641 | Seanmoran40 added on March 29, 2018 | Answered

I grew a couple of royal empress trees from seed last year and planted them in the ground around October. So far this year the 2 I planted have already began to grow new leaves. One has leaves that look normal, the other’s “branches” are curling and even turning a little brown. Neither one has started to gain any height. Any suggestions on how I can help these trees grow the best way possible? I live outside Austin, TX. Thanks!

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 31, 2018

This seems to be a pH issue. Dolomitic lime will help out, significantly, here. I also notice the irrigation system next to it. I would only recommend watering when the soil is almost completely dry. This will keep any infection from starting. I would apply wettable sulfur with the lime as a preventative measure for fungal infection.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/royal-empress/worlds-fastest-growing-shade-tree.htm

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