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18/01/2014 at 13:59

I planted a red robin against a shady fench a couple of years ago . It had been trained to fan out against a bamboo trellis .  Since then a number of the branches the leaves have gone brown and crispy . I pruned them back but I am still loosing leaves and branches .  I have a well established tree which must be at least 20 yearsold planted in a sunny spot and that survives anything . Should I move the sick  shrub  or maybe feed it ? 

18/01/2014 at 14:21

Hiya janie

Just wait a while.  It might recover.  No dont feed it right now.

I would wait Until the spring and see if it shoots.  If it does remove dead stuff and feed it then.  if not then remove it.  I,would not replant with another photinia there.

Photinias do get diseases ....like anything can.....and I lost one to a form of phytophthora.  Rather than plant another shrub there I have a dahlia (bishop of llandaff) growing instead.  

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