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11/07/2014 at 17:23

Hi all,  if iv spelt it right ,can anyone tell me why have i got brown ends on the plant a week ago it was just fine ,its been crimsony pinkish twice this year and looked really good,its been well watered and fed, in a good sheltered fairly sunny spot, im a little puzzled many thanks


11/07/2014 at 17:53

Alan.......Pieris tend to like just looks as if one or two of the leaves have caught too much hot sun or wind.

However, best wait for a few others to look and advise

11/07/2014 at 17:57

Mine are in sun, but I do think that is scorch and maybe they got wet when you watered and maybe some of the ericaceous feed got on the lower leaves Alan   I might be totally wrong.  As philippa says wait for more responses.

11/07/2014 at 17:58

Looks like type of blight, Phytopthora maybe, like of Rhododendrons!

11/07/2014 at 18:18

My 3 Pieris(es) in pots, which I've had for some years, do really well in part shade, watered with rain water, 3 inches top dressed with ericaceous compost each Spring and fed with appropriate fertilizer.  I think they are a very worthwhile plant to grow, with year round interest.  Just a bit of scorch, hopefully, Alan.

12/07/2014 at 16:04

Thank you all very much, weve moved it to the front of the house only gets  the morning sun and some dappled tree shade ,cheers all

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