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i planted 5 skip laurels last fall. i watered them weekly until it got cold out and them stopped. when spring came they were looking a little on the "light green" side, but i thought they just needed to be fertilized, so i went ahead and did so. i have been watering them weekly since then. it seems that they are continuing to get lighter and lighter green to almost yellowish! help! any advise as to what might be going on with them and what i should do to reverse this?



I'm wondering what the ph of your soil is - this plant (Prunus laurocerasus) dislikes chalky soils and will not thrive if planted in them.

22 Apr, 2012


I have not tested the soil. When i do, what ph level should i look for?

22 Apr, 2012


Are new leaves coming out, and are these the ones that are the yellowest? Especially, are they yellowish green with deeper green veins. That's the symptoms of too high a pH. They like a pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.0. It would help to know what your soil is like, since that affects attempts to change the pH. As a general rule of thumb, though, adding organic matter helps with a variety of soil problems, including pH.
If they aren't growing at all, and the leaves are becoming evenly pale, it may be any of a variety of problems. If we knew what part of the States you are in, what your weather has been like lately, how much water you have been applying, and what kind of food you applied, we would have a better idea of what has gone wrong.

23 Apr, 2012

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