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How can I prune and care for my 6 year old Arcacia Limelight to keep it healthy

If I prune will it fill with new growth in spring? There are three beautiful plants and quite a feature, that I do not want to lose. Please help.

Australian Natives • Diseases

Dear Caroline,

You might like to inspect your plant more closely to see why this damage is occurring. It could be insect attack. Check to see is there is scale or mealybug present. If so, these pests can be sprayed with Yates Nature's Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray. It could be fungal problem also. Because it is a native plant and likes good drainage, make sure that the area is well drained, particularly if you have had a lot of rainfall in recent months. Powdery mildew can be problem but this can be brought under control by using a systemic fungicide such as Fungus Gun or Rose Shield. You can prune out any of the stems with dieback which will enable the plant to produce new growth once the warmer weather appears. You don't want to ruin the shape of the plant, so prune carefully. In spring, you might like to apply a native fertiliser such as Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Acacia Limelight is a beautiful plant and I can appreciate that you don't want to lose them. I am sure with a little care, they will soon recover and once again be stunning in your garden.



Answered: 25 Jul, 2019

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