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Q.Sunshine Ligustrum, Bright yellow is fading and some browning at leaf tips. Why ?

Zone 29223 zone 8 | Anonymous added on May 19, 2020 | Answered

These were maybe planted about 2 months ago, full sun planted with Stout Ollie compost. They are being watered on regular basis. The typical bright yellow is fading to a almost white pale yellow and have noticed some browning on the tip of some leaves . They are too new to fertilize having been planted only 2 months ago… Could they be getting too much water? Using mulch as a ground cover.

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Answered on May 21, 2020

Fading color and browning of tips could be watering issues. Make sure the soil is well draining. Pull back the mulch to check on the soil moisture levels. Too much water and or poorly draining soil could cause root rot. The brown tips are an alert to this.

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