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Medium_rsz_20190526_081708 Little gem magnolias' leaves turning yellow, then brown, and falling off.

I live in Newcastle NSW. Have a few magnolias planted in a retaining wall garden, about 3 years old, have been growing nicely until just recently. Since about March this year a significant amount of leaves have turned yellow, then brown, then fallen off. Not sure if this is due to not enough water, or too much, or something else entirely? I don't feel like I've been watering excessively, max once a week. Checked soil and it is damp just below surface, could it be too wet around the roots? Will a fertiliser help in any way?

Submitted: 12:00PM, 26 May 2019
Answer: Hi Nick,
Thank you for contacting Yates.

Once a week watering sounds good over winter. Looks like the plant will need a good boost of fertiliser to help the new growth. We recommend applying ‘Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser’ as a complete, soil-conditioning 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.

Click here for more info on this product:
https://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/organic-based/yates-dynamic-lifter-organic-plant-food/

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

Category: General
Answered: 02:53PM, 27 May 2019

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