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Asked by
EAS on
August 7, 2017
8A zone, south of Atlanta, Ga.

Q. Can Neem Oil be applied to tree leaves along with a organic fertilizer applied to roots, also is Neem Oil as effective in hot summ

er temperatures (85° to 90°). I planted a Styrex tree 2 months ago. The leaves are struggling with brown patchy spots, very dry and dropping off (I thought I saw little webs on the leaves also). Although new growth is present the trees leaves are sparse and slow growing. I have already sprayed twice within 6 weeks with a store bought diluted bottle of Need Oil. I just now bought the concentrated version to dilute myself but I am now confused. One nursery said to go ahead and fertilize along with spraying on the Need Oil and another nursery said it\’s too hot outside for Need Oil to work. Can and should I use both products at the same time or just 1 or none or do something else. Please help, I love my little tree 😓

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 13, 2017

Application of Neem Oil is best in the cooler am hours. Avoid during the hot afternoon sunshine.

It does sound like it could be Leaf Scorch; this is a new planting and the temperatures are warm.

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Asked by
jrich64 on
September 9, 2017

Q. japanese snowbell tree

Leaves are drying up and falling off. how do I save it? 

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 10, 2017
Certified Expert

This either sounds like an over-fertilization issue, or a pH issue. Give it as much water as possible, and apply dolomitic lime to adjust pH, and keep the soil zone conditioned.

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