I have an old pieris forest flame that I have recently repotted at the beginning of summer. Just lately the leaves are going pale and tips look like they have been burnt and it gradually spreads up the leaf. This is only happening on the new leaves - old leaves are ok.
This is either a water or nutrient issue. Give it some additional water and add some balanced fertilizer.
Tips of leaves are dark brown. What can I do to fix this?
This shrub is susceptible to fungus diseases.
Make sure the soil is well draining and that the roots are not sitting in soggy soil.
Air circulation helps in the overall health.
Avoid overhead watering.
Remove and dispose of any dead plant material.
Apply a fungicide if the issue is severe.
It has been very cold overnight, and my small pieris plant is dropping all its leaves like a rhododendron. Is this normal? Thanks.
Do you have a photo of the plant? How cold did it get? Pieris japonica is generally cold tolerant if sufficiently mulched. The upper foliage may suffer a bit in a severe frost, but it would still be alive.
Hi could you tell me what plant this is , and how to take a cutting Thanks Regards Ron
This appears to be a Pieris japonica/Flaming Silver variety.
These links will help you.
Could someone give me details on how to start Pieris Japonica (Japanese Andromeda)? I have had wonderful luck growing them but now, at about 15 years old, they are dying on me. I have only one shrub left, It flowered this year but is getting abit shabby like the others did before they died. I've checked with local plant spots but no one sells them any more. I'd appreciate any assistance. Thanks so much for your time. **Judi Burke
Here are several articles that will help with with the care requirements for your Sago Palms.
The beautiful leaves of this pieris, which I am about to plant, suddenly have a light tan color to the upper side of the leaf and tiny black, shiny, inky-looking spots on the underside. This all happened very rapidly. Can you tell me what is going on?
This would appear to be Aphids.
Treat the plant with Neem Oil.
My beautiful plant was stuck under next door's very large, shady tree which while I wasn't checking. The pieris has two thirds reverted to all green leaves. My neighbor has now heavily cut back his tree (nothing to do with me), thus letting a lot more light on to that corner of the garden. Is it possible to cut off all the new completely green growth in the hopes that the variegation will take over again now that the plant is much better lit or will I kill the plant? If I cut it back, when is the best time to do it? The pieris is in well protected corner of my garden facing north east and is about 20 years old.
Most plants will only revert on a particular stem, branch or other area. You can cut these off (any time) to try to prevent the entire plant from reverting. If that doesn’t work, you may need to simply learn to enjoy your healthy, beautiful green plant.