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Why are my Lilly pilly plants leaves turning yellow and shrub not thickening up

I have three lilly pillys in pots, the leaves are yellowing,and they don't seem to be growing densely. I live in SE Qld.

Australian Natives • Pests

Hi Vicki,

Am sorry to hear your lilly pilly plants are looking so poorly. Have you inspected the branches and leaves of the plants to make sure there are no insects present. You may find sap sucking insects such as scale, mealybugs or aphids may be attacking your plants. To control these pests, spray with PestOil to dry out and suffocate them. Yellowing leaves can also indicate a deficiency. Keep your potted lilly pilly plants healthy by applying Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Fertiliser in early spring and again in late summer. Dynamic Lifter will release nutrients evenly and gradually over time to ensure that your plants receive the necessary nutrients they need to grow strongly. Water regularly, particulaly during the hot summer months when pots tend to dry out very quickly. Keep an eye on your plants during the year and make sure they receive all the care they need to look good all year round.



Answered: 7 Jun, 2011

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