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By Louby08

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

whyhas my newly planted viburnum tinus eve price(3weeks ago) started to develop yellowing leaveswhich then fall off



Loubylou, you've posted this question 3 times, and I answered the first time round. Leaves which yellow, from whatever cause, usually do drop off because the yellow colour indicates they're dying.

4 Jun, 2011


Keep the roots moist but not soggy and hope for the best.

4 Jun, 2011


If it's just a few, they may just be old leaves--evergreen plants shed their old leaves little by little. If it is more than 15% of the foliage, I would suspect drought first, and poor drainage second. Your watering history will tell you quite a bit about that. Barring that, sometimes a severe infestation of aphids or their kin can cause that. More rarely, a serious nitrogen deficiency--maybe caused by too much raw forest products as a soil conditioner--can cause the entire plant to look a tired, yellowish green, and the oldest leaves will turn and drop.

5 Jun, 2011

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