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Sick Star Lavender

Postby lmrk » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:38 pm

Hi all

I bought a star lavender stock a couple of months ago, and trimmed and potted it up.

The leaves have been dropping off in droves lately, so I moved it to a more sunny position last week, but the leaves are still browning and falling off. It's nearly naked :shock: . Am I over watering it (as usual :cry: )? Any suggestions or recommendations are welcome as I know nothing about caring for this tree.

Before:

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Now:

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Oh, and this is a close up of the flower - just wanted to try out the macro function of my new camera :wink:

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Leah
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Postby imonetwo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:45 am

You may have left too much foliage on the tree after root pruning, it can also happen if you dont root prune enough. Do it have new shoots ? If it does then just soldier on. Some trees and shrubs just dont like being moved.
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Postby abwal » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:51 pm

Make sure your soil is just moist - not wet.
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Postby lmrk » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:28 pm

Three days later :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Almost nothing left, but flower buds on the top :shock: I'm just going to leave it alone and see what happens. Might plant it in my parents garden.

Well, that's me done with star lavenders; a species only gets one shot - if it dies, never again! :twisted:
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Postby The Estate » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:39 pm

maybe give it a chop back and it may re shoot :shock: :roll: :roll:
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Postby abwal » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:59 pm

Imrk, I would leave it in the pot and keep it just moist. I have it growing and it is very hardy, so it could well shoot.
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Postby lmrk » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:21 pm

Thanks everyone. I'll let it alone and see what happens.

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