Confederate Jasmine Problem!!! Please HELP

flnoviceOctober 24, 2012

Ok. Here is a rundown of my situation. I planted 130 confederate jasmine along my chain link fence in May of this year. I also put in a drip system to water them and do so for about 10-15 min each day. They were and, for the most part, still are growing like crazy. But recently, a bunch of them are having problems. Some have leaves that are shriveling up but still a healthy dark green color??? Some have leaves that are yellowing with green veins but the leaves still feel thick and healthy? I don't want them to start dying after all that work. any help is MUCH appreciated.

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olympia_gardener(5)

130, wow that is a lot!. It can grow over 10' tall... you must have over thousand ' length of Chain link that need to cover. Hope the experts to chime in .

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 1:21PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

"I also put in a drip system to water them and do so for about 10-15 min each day."

I'm certainly no expert but know this is a recipe for disaster for about any perennial planting, and you've described plants that are drowning. Watering deeply much less frequently *when the plants need it, not by a schedule* would be much better. After 5 months, plants should be fairly well established and no longer needing much supplemental water. I would turn off the irrigation until/unless I saw some wilting. What is at the base of your vines? Mulch?

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 10:36AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Any chance of some pictures of the affected plants?

Purple is right about the watering, but the fact is we have no idea how much water your drip system was actually delivering per cycle. Typically, fifteen minutes of drip isn't a whole lot of water. Or, you might be drowning your plants!

Without a doubt, this is a plant that needs no additional watering once established. That's one of the reasons why we like it.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 6:13PM
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