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Q.What am I doing wrong with my 8″ rosemary plant which does not grow bushy or taller, it seems stunted? Thank you

Zone 96740 | Anonymous added on June 25, 2020 | Answered

It is growing in a large container next to an olive shrub. I live in zone 11. Have tried miracle grow.

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Answered on June 26, 2020

There are many factors that could contribute to this. Too much fertilizer can stunt them, as well as over/underwatering, more usually overwatering, as well as not enough sunlight (Is the olive overshadowing it?). Some varieties are slower growing than others, as well, so this could be a factor. You may have it in too large of a pot. That could cause it to be overwatered because of the extra water in the soil. The pot should only be an inch or two larger than the rootball.

As long as you provide the proper growing conditions, and patience, then your rosemary will grow just fine. This article will give you information on the proper care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/rosemary-grown-in-containers.htm

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