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Old 05-20-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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What is wrong with Bush and Japanese Maple


I got these two from my wifes father, they both have been transplanted about a month ago to their current locations. We try to water 1-2 times a day.

I have used 7 dust on both, and both look sick. I am no expert and would just be guessing, thats why im asking you guys what may be going on here.







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Powdery mildew on the one. The other looks like a water related blight too. You're killing them with kindness. Never water the foliage. Do not over water. Let the plant tell when it needs your intervention.
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Powdery mildew on the one. The other looks like a water related blight too. You're killing them with kindness. Never water the foliage. Do not over water. Let the plant tell when it needs your intervention.
I think what your seeing on the bush is the residue 7 dust. So just to much water?
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Very nice Japanese Maple. I agree, too much water. The leaves may show some stress from the transplant as it focuses it's energy on root growth.
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How can I tell id thats what it really is? I do not want to risk losing this nice tree, or bush. The bush almost looks dead already. Is there anything I need to do? I am kind of concerned if my soil level is good, I think I may had to heavy of a clay content.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:05 AM   #6
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Water once a week and forget the sevin dust and wait. Not much else to do. Maybe apply some starter fertilizer if you have not already.
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Man this shrub is getting worse, but the Japanese maple seems to be doing better!




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Looks more like ants feeding on them.
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What do you recommend I could use to get rid of ants?
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Plants often lose a few leaves after the initial spring rush. A plant with a sudden reduction in roots (transplant) is going to lose some leaves as they also will from shock at being moved out of season.

The ants are probably eating the aphids who are eating the leaves.

That looks like a purple leaf plum. If correct they can be a very fickle plant when not disturbed.

Best advice already provided, water heavy and deep once a week until mid November.
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