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My Lilly pilly appears to be dying in one section.

My Lilly Pilly leaves in the upper right side which is north facing are browning and dropping off it appears to be dying in one section

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Hi Christina, 

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Please check the following aspects for the diebacks: 

- Sunburn, particularly if the plant is newly planted or small saplings. Best to spray the whole tree with Yates Water Wise DroughtShield, which works like sunscreen to help protect your tree. Prolonged exposure to the sun will still result in burning, but the effects will be reduced by spraying with Yates DroughtShield. Click here for more information:

- Curl grub. The pest could feed on the roots and cause partial diebacks of the tree. Best to control them with 'eco-neem'. Click here for more info or to buy:

- Physical damage. If the low stems have been chewed such as rodents or possums, the upper branches could get affected. You may need to set up rodent control such as spray the tree with 'Yates Possum Repellent Spray'. Yates Possum Repellent Spray is an effective spray, when applied to plant foliage,  deters possums from feeding on your precious plants! Click here to find out more:

Keep up with regular watering and feeding to help the tree's recovery. 

Hope this helps and happy gardening :)



Answered: 17 Nov, 2020

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