Branches die - Koto no ito
Planted a 5ft tree about 3 years ago for a client. Conditions - Soil is slightly mounded, gets sun but not all day. zone 6 - mulched with hardwood mulch. Each year braches have died to the point that this is no longer an attactive looking plant.
My client wants to replace with same but I would prefer not to until I know what happened.
I am not aware at this time if and how the tree may have been fertilized. Client may have lawn service - but the bed that this plant is in is about 5 ft wide.