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Black gum leaf curl...

splaker
last month
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This happened last year too. I seem to be having some issues with a few of my plants and trees now as they "settle in"

do they seem chlorotic too? It's has been very dry this spring but we just got 3 inches of rain over the past 3 weeks and I gave it a good dose of water the other day. Thoughts?


i should add that the tree is sparsely leafed. Just not that full..






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  • ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5
    last month

    remind us where you are ... and do you fert that perfectly weed free lawn ... have you ever done a soil test???


    ken

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  • splaker
    Original Author
    last month

    Ken north of Toronto Canada. Z5. I do fertilize my lawn in spring and again in fall.


    never dis a soul test. I know it's above 7 as my hydrangea is pinkish.

  • ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5
    last month

    I know it's above 7 as my hydrangea is pinkish


    ==>>>now we need to find out if that is pertinent to black gum ... eh???


    with the lawn fert.. i would NEVER fert the tree otherwise ...


    ken

  • splaker
    Original Author
    last month

    ok, so no actual opinions/help on this other than a query on where I live?

  • ulisdone
    last month
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    Interesting tidbit: saw a video where a guy says the old timers used black gum trees to find underground water, apparently where they grow naturally there will be a source of water. So if you are living in an upland dry area, may be the wrong tree.

    Also looks to be planted too deep.

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  • splaker
    Original Author
    last month

    I don't know if it is planted too deep... I added fresh layer of composted soil so it appears that the root flare is buried but it wasn't buried when I originally planted it.. I added the soil because many people seem to suggest it?

  • splaker
    Original Author
    last month
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    And the spot that it's anted in is seasonally wet... as saturated. Spring and sometimes Late fall if we get good rains

    after 3 consecutive cool wet springs we habe had very little rain in 2020. Finally got 2.5 inches over the last 10 days. But I'll bet it was guicly absorbed by the grass and top layer of soil.

    May and April were very very dry