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David
I have a Pittosporum hedge affected by heat

During a warm period the leaves on three of the hedges have died.
These sections of hedge still have green leaves in some sections of the plant. What is the best way to recover the plants ? additional water and fertilizer or replacement ?

Submitted: 05:00PM, 14 Apr 2012
Answer: Hi David,
Pittosporum hedges are susceptible to both heat stress as well as root diseases if the drainage is poor. Using the new Yates Uplift Organic Liquid Fertiliser will help the plant recover. It contains fish, seaweed and fulvic acid which will help improve nutrient uptake. It also contains Bio-Activ which is a beneficial soil microbe which helps rejuvenate soil bioactivity.

After watering or rain, check the soil to see if the water percolates into the soil. If the soil remains dry apply some Soil Saturator.
Ensure there is adequate drainage around the plants and if you suspect a root rot problem apply some Yates Anti Rot to the foliage.

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Tags: pittosporum
Answered: 02:19PM, 16 Apr 2012

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