can my passiflora edulus vines be dying?

jmameliaFebruary 17, 2014

We planted 4 young vines 4 1/2 years ago to create a beautiful luscious hedge for our organic garden. The plants have been prolific up until a few weeks ago. There is brown leaves and the green leaves are all wilted. They are getting enough water on drip, but it looks like they're starved for water. We have had some weird weather...cold, hot, cold, hot, but I'm in San Diego. Any ideas appreciated. Thank you!

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It is stress, dropping a few leaves because of the cold more than likely. They don't like anything below 50 degrees depending on the specific plant, perhaps even 60 degrees. If it warms up, you should see new growth. I see you've been down around low 40's, so the weather is probably the culprit. I can't say for positive, but my "small" edulis have weathered low 40's in pots, so I suspect your large vine will recover. Good luck.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 8:39PM
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my incarnata died last year during the summer
i never found out what it was, but it must have been a virus or something like that.
the leaves wilted just like this one. it started in one spot, and went to the whole plant.
i had another one about 20ft away that never had a problem, actually, that one took off and got huge.
if it did get cold enough , and was wet for an extended period, it could be root-rot ?
that will make it look like it is not getting enough water, but thats just because it has no roots to absorb it.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 4:23PM
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We have decided to take these out and try something new. Will solarize the soil as suggested. Thanks for all the great feedback!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 8:47PM
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