wine magnolia with yellow leaves
have six standard port wine magnolias planted in the lawn, down
my path to the front door. They have developed yellow leaves, which
happened before flowering. What can I do to help them?
these plants are planted in the lawn, they are competing with the
grass for water and nutrients. The yellow leaves indicate that the
plants are hungry.
Port wine magnolias enjoy
a moist, free-draining soil. Feed using a general garden fertiliser
in spring and late summer use at the recommended rate. Water
regularly. Prune to shape after flowering.
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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