I have about 30 skip laurel bushes set in a row. They are now about 15 feet tall (5 yrs old). The leaves are turning yellow at bottom and middle. They will all fall off soon. This just happened in the last month.
I would fertilize and also treat the plant with a fungicide, as these two things will help fix many of the other possible causes for the unhealthy plants.
He was forgotten way back behind the garage in his original pot from the nursery for several months last fall and was looking pretty rough when we finally got him in the ground. Currently located in a raised bed (good soil) behind an apple tree. I’m trying to get an irrigation line to him but can he be saved with regular water. Feeding? All the leaves are brown but are still firmly attached. There appears to still be green in the branches. How dead is he?
This may be browned up due to cold temperature exposure. The inside of the snap test looks alive and that's a good sign.
Make sure to water enough to keep the root system growing. Wait to fertilize until you see new growth. Don't try to feed it into growing, rather let it wake up. If alive, new leaves should push out the old leaves.
After you have active growth you can feed with an evergreen fertilizer as per package directions.
Can anyone help me find what shrub this is. Grows little white flowers in spring
Unfortunately, we can't tell from this photo. My best guess would be something in the "Prunus" genus. Maybe a Laurel? Potentially a Skip Laurel or something similar.
These are 10+ old skip laurels and they're dying why? I live in Middletown, SEE see attached photos
Cherry laurels typically are stress free and disease and insect free. They do occasionally encounter fungal diseases. They need water in times of drought. Here are the most common problems in cherry laurel: