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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Dying tree and shrub Reply with quote

I have a end garden on a terrace which we have planted shrubs all around and a eucalytus tree in. These have been growing fine for the last 6 - 8 years. One shrub in particular we loved I think it is called a Brachyglottis it has silver leaves and produces a yellow flower. This year for some reason the eucalytus tree and this shrub has died in the last 2 weeks and I don't know why as all the other shrubs in the garden seem to be growing just fine. Can anyone explain what is the problem? I would like to buy this shrub again because it is pleasing all year round. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know of any tree or shrub called Brachyglottis but from your description it sounds like frost damage to me even though it is a few months after the frost. Try and post a picture or a description of the plant even though it is dead.
if it is diseased then do not plant a replacement in the same site, alright to plant if frost was the cause of death.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he/she is describing senecio aka shrubby ragwort . I have one it colapsed under the weight of snow , i cut it back and is growing strongly again, its very brittle.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am having difficulty uploading a picture of this shrub but I have looked it up on the internet and it is called Brachyglottis Dunedin Group - 'Sunshine' (Brachyglottis)
The leaves are not brittle but have turned brown.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:04 pm    Post subject: Brachyglottis 'Sunshine' Reply with quote

I would definitely put it down to the winter as Brachyglottis 'Sunshine' is only listed as being hardy to -8 and given the chilling -16 we got this year it is more than likely to be the culprit for the plants death.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all for your replies. Cool
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