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Topic by erika posted 05-16-2015 12:53 PM 2881 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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erika

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hardiness zone 5a

05-16-2015 12:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question giant white fleeceflower foliage turning brown

The last few days I’ve noticed the new foliage from my Giant White Fleeceflower is turning brown. I don’t know what to think. I know we’ve had a couple of nights of ground frost and am wondering if that is what happened. I so much don’t want them to die. Could it have been the frost you think? !http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i100/erikaconn/Fleeceflower%201zps3psfadfd.jpg!

-- Erika, Hastings, ON



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jroot

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05-17-2015 11:14 AM

frost will do this. Also, many of my hibiscus plants look like this because they are sunburned. I would wait a while and see what happens. Usually a plant will regenerate itself after a frost unless the plant is more tropical and can’t take it. Your fleece should make it though.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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erika

435 posts in 2651 days
hardiness zone 5a

05-20-2015 05:48 PM

Turns out I got over-enthusiastic about spraying for slugs and snails. Some leaves turned brown but the new ones are fine.

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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05-25-2015 12:16 PM

Good news, indeed.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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erika

435 posts in 2651 days
hardiness zone 5a

06-02-2015 01:39 PM

And then came the frost and everything collapsed to the ground. I don’t know about you jroot but we got hit pretty hard in Eastern Ontario. I’m happy to say most things are popping back up. The fleece are growing well, putting on lots of leaves and there is evidence they are spreading. All good news.

Then came the drought. Luckily I have a very large in-ground sintern but it relies on rain to fill it up. Then one day I saw the one year old rubrum maple looking wilted. I rushed and gave it lots of water and the following day it had perked right up. Of course, on the weekend we had lots of rain which nearly filled my sistern but not quite so I’d like another weekend like that. This morning I noticed that some of the leaves on the affected maple had turned yellow and looked unwell – limp-like. Was that from the drought or is the tree dying?

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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