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How much should I prune a sunburnt LillyPilly?

I have over a dozen lilly Pillies in a hedge and only 2 are damaged by sunburn

Australian Natives • Garden Jobs

Hi Clinton,

It may be best to wait until the hot weather has gone before pruning your sunburned lillypillies. At least the leaves that are already burned will give protection to the other leaves on the plant. If you encourage new foliage and we get more hot weather it is likely that those leaves also will burn. When the weather is milder, just prune off the affected leaves and fertilise with a native fertiliser (Acticote for Natives)or 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. In future, to protect the foliage on your lillypillies, you might like to spray the foliage with a Yates product called Yates Waterwise DroughtShield. This product puts a protective film on top of the leaves to stop them from losing moisture. It also give good protection against sunburn.



Answered: 10 Feb, 2013

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