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Medium_7ba81bb0-f9c3-4191-8ed9-186d535fc21d I have three well watered Lilly Pillies two of which suddenly appear to be dying. Can these be saved?

Hi there, I have these plants for a couple of years and due to previous trees dying, I’ve tried to really look after these and keep them watered. Two of the three have suddenly browned. I’ve scratched a stem and they do seem healthy and there’s not a huge amount of leaves on the ground so I’m hoping that I can still salvage these or it’s just natural.

Submitted: 07:20PM, 18 Mar 2019
Answer: Hi Sandy,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Both underwatering and overwatering can cause sudden browning or death of a matured tree. I would suggest finding out exactly what has contributed to the issue and improve watering. You can also prune off any of the brown leaves and branches and add liquid fertiliser weekly. Try Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It’s certified for use in organic gardens, and contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info:

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturist

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