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Q.What Do I Do With My Sunshine Ligustrum And Weeping Loropetalum

Zone Huntsville, AL | Anonymous added on May 13, 2022 | Answered

The picture of the sunshine ligustrum is the worst looking one of the 5 I have. In early March, here in North Alabama, it started feeling like Spring and all of the ligustrum lost what looked like their old leaves and produced new leaves. My husband and I put down slow-release fertilizer in the same month. We had a few freezes in March and we covered the plants. After that, the other 4 plants and the loropetalum seemed fine but the one sunshine ligustrum in the photo started loosing leaves in the back. I check for bugs but never found anything. Thought it would come back until a couple weeks ago when I noticed all of the ligustrum had some type of pest on it. Sprayed the ligustrum and seemed to have gotten rid of the pest but then noticed the loropetalum looked like the photo provided. Sprayed all of the ligustrum and loropetalum after 14 days. Is there any hope for these plants or have I lost them? I am not a gardener of any sort, is there any way to tell if they will survive? Thanks for any thoughts on this.

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Answered on May 17, 2022

Sunshine Ligustrum is pretty good about leafing out again when it loses its leaves. The loropetalum looks pretty sad, but keep them both watered and they may perk up.


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