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Nharess
Medium_image The leaves of Japanese viburnum have brown tips which gets bigger until they drop. Salt damage?

They are planted in quite a protected area, but do cop a little wind. I've improved the soil as best I can. Some are going well, but one plant in particular is really struggling. Is it salt damage or something else?

Submitted: 04:39PM, 21 May 2016
Answer: Hello Nharess,

Salt or wind damage, or both, may to be to blame. Depending on the situation, regular deep flushing of the plant and soil with water (if appropriate in your local area) may alleviate salt issues, while wind burn may require some kind of physical intervention to reduce wind severity.

In some situations, the addition of calcium (Yates Garden Lime) and/or potassium (Yates Liquid Potash) may help to reduce salt-induced stress on affected plants.

We wish you all the very best in addressing the issue.

Kind regards,

Matt
Yates Consumer Advice Horticulturalist

Category: Diseases
Tags: wind burn, salt
Answered: 12:36PM, 22 May 2016

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