Waterhousia floribundas bark splitting.

Hi we planted a row of Waterhousia floribundas that were about 2f high back in June 2020. They have done really poorly and have split bark, some so bad that it’s come completely away right round the stem. We are in West Gippsland and get frosts but not below -5. We have fairly well drained soil. I’ve chopped most of them back to nearly ground level and they are reshooting. Do you think it’s disease or probably frost damage?

yates

26 November 2021 04:26 PM

The Waterhousia Floribunda should tolerate light frost.  Possibly, as these are young trees and not yet established, the frost could have caused damage.
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This can be watered on the soil around the trees and will help build up the strength of the trees and help them cope with extreme conditions.
 

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