I think the pink ones at the back are pentemons
I think inside is the problem. Too hot and dry at the wrong time of year.
Maybe needs to go through a bird
I love those mugs AuntieRach.
Does it naturally grow in the dome shape or is it pruned to achieve that?
Have a look at the various Osmanthus
Good to see things looking up for you Lester.
I think roots would go down even if planted upside down. Could it be some kind of fungal growth?
I hope he's chosen from the native range, it would seem more appropriate to the situation.
I don't like them much at all, too rigid looking. But I have been given them in pots over the years and put them in the garden later.