Just had a Strawberry Tree put in my front yard in a 36" box. Tree is about 15' tall and the dark bark is missing in the first 10' and starts up again where it branches. Should I be concerned outside of being miffed that it's missing some beautiful color and texture. The tree is perfect in size and looks very healthy otherwise and will be a "keeper" absent adverse information provided.
Wow, what a beautiful tree, I looked it up! The only reference I could find that concerns missing bark, seems to be from frost damage. I'm not sure if that's a real issue in your planting zone. I would suggest you contact your local extension office (found under gov't in the phone book) for additional help on why that is happening.
I have an evergreen bush (which I was told is a strawberry bush). It produces small, pink droplet flowers but no berries. It now has a lot of yellow leaves (similar to black spot on roses) and a shiny residue on leaves also. I have removed all the yellow leaves and the branches they have are on. I thought of spraying it with black spot spray. Can you advise how to treat this?
If the leaves are shiny, this is likely honeydew from sap sucking insects such as aphids or scale. Neem oil is an effective treatment. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm
Some of my strawberries are an orange color and never turn red. They taste ripe but aren't appetizing.
Ever bearing Strawberries can have an orange color appearance. With warm weather they will turn red.
Leaves droop and are a faded green with many turning yellow. It has looked bad for a couple of years now and now is awful.
It could be a nutritional deficiency or poor drainage. It needs excellent drainage and regular irrigation.
A soil test will let you know if it lacks certain nutrients. Your local Cooperative Extension center can help with that.
I don't have photo to send but one is on the Gardening Know How website.
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