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Re: new day new problem... low grow sumac


How long have you had it? I bought a "Blue Mist" fothergilla this  
spring, but with the heat we had here, it's a crispy critter now,  
despite my watering. Will have to replace it this fall.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 17, 2006, at 8:59 PM, Donna wrote:

> Wilt as in leaves curling up and drooping.... tonight they are  
> brown and
> dead! I think I am going to dig it up over the weekend and see what
> happened. I agree, since the leaves don't have any bug type holes or
> anything... it has to be a root problem. It also happened way to
> fast.....It went from happy and healthy (looking anyways) to dead in
> less than a week!
>
>
> Maybe it couldn't take the heat here... but I did water it as I  
> felt it
> was too new of a plant yet. It is in a good drainage area, so.....
>
>
> Big bummer, I also loved this plant.
>
> Donna
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 8:36:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] new day new problem... low grow sumac
>
>
> Wilt, as in limp, drooping leaves? I had one that last year put out
> leaves smaller and sparser than usual, and I was sure it was in
> decline, but this year has normal leaves and growth again. Perhaps
> there may be some hope. Your issue seems definitely a root problem,
> and you may not know until you do a post mortem. I love that plant
> and hope yours survives.
>
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
> On Aug 17, 2006, at 9:45 AM, Donna wrote:
>
>> My low grow sumac is dieing and I don't know how to help it.
>>
>> About 3 days ago I noticed it starting to wilt. I searched for a
>> bug...
>> nope.... The ground was not overly wet nor dry and even gently moved
>> some of the dirt around it (with my hands, not a shovel) to see if I
>> could find some root damage or something. Granted, I was only
>> looking on
>> the very surface, but didn't want to go digging since it already had
>> issues.
>>
>>
>> today it looks like a gonner....
>>
>> Anyone got an idea, I would love to save it, but don't know how.
>>
>> it is not an old plant... bought last fall and has been doing
>> wonderful till now.
>>
>> Donna
>>
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