Posted: 08/04/2017 at 09:19
It's about 10 years old, planted in an open bottomed raised bed, free draining site, south facing but with roots in shade all day. Never lacks water.
Loads of brown, bare, possibly dead branches on the crown and under the canopy at eye level.
Was happy and healthy until a few months ago, still flowered this year but not as much as in previous years,
Saw a few whitefly flying about, but can't see any infestation at the level I can see, no eggs or larvae on lower leaves.
Still, I put some lacewing larvae up there just in case (it's very warm here in south of France).
As leaves die back, they are reddish.
There are plenty of new leaves on healthy branches.
It shares a bed with some vinca majors and a couple fo small grasses.
Help! I love this tree and would hate to lose it.
sorry about photo position - they are all, the right way up on my iPad!