Why do my wisteria leaves look burnt...are we missing an element in our soil ?
12 January 2014 05:46 AM
Some of the leaves do look burnt, and it is likely to be the case especially as we have been experiencing extreme temperatures recently in all parts of Australia. The other leaves also show signs of nutrient deficiency. The yellowing leaves with prominent veins does indicate an iron deficiency. You can certainly improve the health of wisteria by fertilising with a product called Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It's an organically certified fertiliser, which contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. It would also be a good idea to do a pH test on your soil to see if it needs to be altered. If the ph is not suitable it can lock up vital nutrients in the soil that the plant needs to do well. Keep your vine well watered particularly during these hot periods we are currently experiencing. Yates also has an excellent product called Yates Waterwise DroughtShield. This product when sprayed onto the foliage of the precious plants in your garden serves as a sunscreen for your plants to protect them from the damaging ultra-violet rays. It is available in a ready to use trigger pack in a 750ml bottle for a small number of plants as well as a larger 3 litre pack for use on all of the plants in your garden. It is a really good investment to help your plants survive during these hot summer days. This product is available at all of the larger hardware stores as well as retail nurseries.