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Skimmia - Sick and dying

Posted by romanticdreamer z8 Seattle (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 20, 10 at 20:25

Help - I planted fourFemale Dwarf Skimmia a couple of years ago in a shady garden beneath evergreens. One already died and a second one is really sick. What goes???
No notching, so don't think it's Root Weevils. No webbing, so don't think it's Spider Mites. Any ideas??

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RE: Skimmia - Sick and dying

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 20, 10 at 20:46

The stunting, drooping and dropping imply a water mold problem or other issue with the roots. While very shade tolerant, often able to be grown in some pretty rooty and dry places skimmia actually likes fairly good living with decent soil, some moisture and good drainage.

After you pop it out you might want to remove and replace the soil around the hole. Shaking the dirt off of the carcass onto ground you want to use for growing other plants should probably be avoided.


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