have two edgeworthia shrubs which have been planted side by side
for about four months. One has developed very yellow leaves and
the other is healthy and green. Both were planted with Magamp, in
good loamy soil, which has been well mulched and watered.
are attractive deciduous shrubs commonly called yellow daphne. They
enjoy conditions similar to azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and
daphne cool, moist, well-drained soil. They also enjoy the
semi-shaded conditions those plants enjoy.
It would appear your
edgeworthia turning yellow is showing autumn colour sooner than
the other. I would not be concerned at this point. The plant will
be dormant soon. Keep an eye on it next spring if the new
leaves are yellow, then it is likely to be a nutrient deficiency,
which can easily be remedied.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
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