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Old 12-10-2013, 02:26 PM
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Whats wrong with this Lorapetalum?

I have one lorapetalum out of 3 that is starting to decline. Wondering what i should be looking for?? We have had excessive rains for weeks. Its strange that the one plant is declining while the 2 next to it are looking normal.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:41 PM
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Check the base of the plant for soil against the bark. Remove soil to expose the flare roots. Also give a tug on the plant to see if its firmly rooted in the soil Could have root rot?
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:42 PM
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Also noticed downspout for the gutter directly in line with the plant?
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:59 PM
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yeah.. downspout is directly in line.. i see how that can be a problem now. gonna have to divert the water. its been so rainy here nothing ever seems to get a chance to dry out.

thanks for the feedback.

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Also noticed downspout for the gutter directly in line with the plant?
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:41 PM
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Possible explanations for Loropetalum decline include eriophyid mites, nutrient deficiency (especially micronutrients), root rot, nematodes and salt toxicity


We have a issue with the decline of some loropetalum here....cultivar helps...spraying with a copper fungicide like CUPRO on the regular seems to help the most.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss477
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