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Questions About Leucothoe Plant

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 30, 2019

Q. My Leucothoe keeps dying.

It doesn’t appear that it is insect related. I water regularly. I think it is a blight.
Leaves turn brown then stems die.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 1, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Do you know the pH of the soil? leucothoe cannot tolerate alkaline soil; it must be acidic.That and consistent watering are its critical needs. You can buy pH testing kits at any garden center. See if that is the problem.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/raise-acid-level-soil.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/leucothoe/growing-a-leucothoe-bush.htm

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