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Medium_agonis2 Agonis 'After Dark' in pots - inner branches dead or dying. Should I prune them out?

My Agonis 'After Dark' shrubs are in pots against a sunny wall, and about 12 months old. They are hand-watered and fed slow release fertilizer. The tips of the upper and outer branches are showing new growth, but the inner branches and leaves are as dead as a dodo. Shall I prune them out or will they regrow?

Submitted: 04:45PM, 18 Jan 2016
Answer: Hi Robyn,

Thank you for using Yates Website. Agonis ‘After Dark’ is a beautiful shrub which has burgundy to purple coloured foliage all year round, with tiny white flowers in spring. I can see there are some dead leaves near the trunk, however it is not a big issue, give them a prune as you suggested, they will come back.The only thing I would recommend is to leave the pruning till autumn and applying native fertiliser such as Garden Gold for Australian Native Plants.

Hope this would help and happy gardening.

Yates Horticulturist

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Answered: 09:31AM, 19 Jan 2016


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