Arbutus unedo showing signs of stress

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by Daniel Cordero, Aug 21, 2022.

  1. Daniel Cordero

    Daniel Cordero New Member

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    San Diego Ca
    I have a newly planted tree, only 4 months ago, showing some signs of stress. Im not sure if it’s too much or too little water.

    Any guidance is much appreciated.

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks to me like your tree is probably an Arbutus x reyorum 'Marina' and it burned up this summer because the output from the watering line was not enough for a not-yet-established potted tree planted with a presumably undisturbed potting soil rootball. And planted without enough mulching afterward. In a Mediterranean climate area where April installations will be more or less immediately subject to the commencement of a long and dry growing season - any additional plantings you do there of permanent subjects such as trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials should be undertaken in autumn instead of spring.
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