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I gave this plant to a neighbor. The gr. needles are all crumbling off after it got done flowering. Did it get enough water? do you guess as the problem?

On plant Erica carnea



Sounds like it did not get properly watered, is it in an acidic compost?

26 Apr, 2010


does it need a trim, sometimes there is a bare length of stem with a tuft of leaves at the top, I trim the bare bit off

26 Apr, 2010


I wouldn't trim Erica carnea at this time of year... I'm more concerned that the leaves/needles a dropping off that does not indicate a plant needing a trim but one needing rescuing. Snag is Guest can't answer us Pam... Guest use the search box at top right of page and ask your question there - see what info you get. The erics can withstand really coldweather so I don't think it is that.

26 Apr, 2010


think you're probably right Mg, it sounds dry if its 'dropping' I was thinking of one from a nursery that we got a couple of days ago that hadn't been trimmed after flowering ( managers special) so it looked bare & leggy-- until I gave it a bit of a haircut :o)

27 Apr, 2010


Yes Pam all erics need hairdoes but I suspect this is an ex. eric...

27 Apr, 2010


oh dear-- wyou are probably right Mg (:0(

27 Apr, 2010

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