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My very old and very tall lilly pilly is losing leaves - leaves are looking pale and blistered, curling. Basec

This has been a very healthy tree for years but this last year it appears to have lost its dark glossy leaves. Leaves are pale and staring to curl. Some have blisters. Is this lack of water - we are in SA and its abit dry here or is it the ivy that is growing rampant around the base.

Submitted: 06:23PM, 18 Nov 2018
Answer: Thank you for contacting Yates.

Sounds like the general health condition of the tree is declining and the blister on the leaves indicates infestation of Psyllids. I would suggest prune off the affected leaves and keeping up with regular watering and feeding. Try Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. It’s certified for use in organic gardens and will help create a nutrient-rich soil for better root growth, stronger plants and more flowers and fruit! It can be used on gardens all year round, including native plants.

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