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Medium_5a154711-3d91-41a8-a2fb-553e2041897a Compact lillipilli not growing can you suggest a replacement similar tree or a growth solution

These were all planted 2 years ago but the ones on the right have showed no signs of growth. I will be keeping these trimmed to approx 2 mtrs. I have be told that the palms at the back house is the reason nothing will grow.

Submitted: 02:51PM, 13 Jan 2019
Answer: Hi Glenn,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The plants do look like they are struggling a little but they are still growing and have a bit of green on their leaves. There can be a couple of things going on in this area that may be causing the lack of growth.

As the soil has previously had palms in there, there is a possibility that it is lacking organic matter and the nutrients that the plants need to grow. Feeding regularly with Natures Way Organic Plant Food can assist with this issue.

The other issue that may be occurring is the soil might be repelling water. When you do water next, check to see if the water is sitting on top of the soil or drawing quickly in. If on top, you will need to add a soil wetter such as Yates Waterwise Soil Saturator to assist with the moisture absorption.

If you do have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Yates team again.

Kind regards,

Yates Horticulturist

Answered: 02:12PM, 08 Feb 2019


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