Tree Growth issue and help

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by prepferd, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. prepferd

    prepferd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have 20 California Peppers along my front fence. They all get the same type fertilizer, the same water etc. 2 of them just refuse to grow at all. They stay green and are healthy. I have tested the ph in the soil and it is identical to the others.
    Any suggestions.

  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    There is a possibility that your PH, or soil is off lower in the ground where the tap roots for the trees are.

    You might want to dig down a little deeper and see what the soil is like and maybe have a soil test done.
  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Since the Schinus Molle is tollerated in most Arid conditions of Xeriscapes, I would think that they may be overwatered and overfertilized in those areas. The pH ranges for this tree is acidic or alkalinic. Prefers drier conditions. This species of tree has immense surface running root zones, so I don't think going too deep will tell you much other than if you are applying too much fertilizer.

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