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Medium_ec5d2d8d-10f7-4654-ae90-9c5aefecb1f3 Hi my newly bought lulli Pilly’s Top part started to die?What can I do?they are in pots & under a tree as well

They are fire screen Lilly pilly’s I bought a month ago with a height 2.5 Mtrs.From the very next day,I noticed that top part of each 5 trees started to die.See attached photos.Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 09:07AM, 14 Dec 2018
Answer: Hi Supun,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

If the trees are still in the pot, it’s most likely underwatering has caused the dieback of the new growth. I would suggest improve watering and make sure the potting mix does not dry out particularly during hot weather. For now, all you have to do is to prune off the diebacks. Meanwhile, it’s a good idea to improve soil before planting. I suggest improving soil by digging in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, which is a manure based, certified organic fertiliser, and will provide all the nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) for your plants need to grow and thrive.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
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