Return to the Fragrant Plants Forum | Post a Follow-Up

My old Osmanthus Fragrans seems to be dying... HELP!

Posted by saljean 9 soCal (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 15, 11 at 0:35

I have a two very large (20-25 ft) osmanthus fragrans bush/trees, about 20 years old.

About 10 years ago the other one nearly died after losing nearly all it's leaves over a few weeks. Part of it lived, however, and eventually thrived. Meanwhile, the other one was fine till now, and has suddenly, in the last 6+ weeks, begun to have whole sections (with all their leaves) begin to die off!

I didn't realize it was happening until recently. At first I thought it was just the stress from the beginning of the summer's heat (and it's more heated/sunny exposure since we removed our old rotten patio cover) a year ago.

Do you have any suggestions or insights at all that might help save it ?? I just LOVE it, and am devastated at the poss. of losing it.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: My old Osmanthus Fragrans seems to be dying... HELP!

A sudden change in the amount of sunlight can dramatically affect an established plant. So can ANY big change to its environment, such as a grade change, trenching, etc.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fragrant Plants Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here