Aibes, Korean Fir: Last year I made a bad mistake with this. I spread manure on my roses and so I spread some around the base of this too. It didn't grow well last summer. I removed the manure as soon as I realised the error, but it seems perhaps the richness of it may have upset the fungus in the soil which it lives in relationship with symbiotically. It made very little growth but just 'sat' instead. I am wondering if anyone can advise me whether I should give it a slow release shrub fertilizer? I have a vague idea that it should not be done with these, or am I wrong? It is rather a prized plant in my garden. I am very fond of it. Am I right to assume that because it is slow growing it will therefore need only a little fertilizer if it does need some?
- 9 Apr, 2010