Essex, United Kingdom
Sick Mexican Orange Blossom - help please.
I have a MOB in a clay border. I planted it there last year (although it had been transplanted a couple of time before that due to house moves) and it seemed to be healthy enough post move. Its only small (about 30cm) and doesn't seem to have grown much over the years - probably because 've moved it a few times? I pruned it lightly a few months back to encourage new growth and a bit more bushyness as it was a bit leggy.
Now it is looking quite sick. The yellow leaves have turned cream as if the colour is draining out of them and are quite dull. The leaves underneath are quite green but look pretty healthy. It doesn't seem to have the new shoots & leaves that it has done in the past.
Should I prune the top, dull leaves off to leave the healthier ones below or will that traumatise it too much?
Could it be vine weevil? As another plant of mine (in a completely different part of the garden) seems to have been finished off by that and that had a similar dulling of leaves.
Any advice gratefully received as I wouldn't want to lose it.
- 22 Apr, 2012