Champaca tree dropping leaves in Spring?

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  1. vbx

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    Is this normal? Or just shock from the hot weather?

    Tree has been 2 years planted in ground. No flowers yet. Tree still look full despite dropping a ton of leaves. I've also plucked out several dead / dying leaves.

    Also using the dropping / dying leaves as mulch.

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    How was this planted? I'm wondering if there are different kinds of soil at work here.
     
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    its planted in sandy soil mixed with a bag of Dr Earth Fruit tree planting mix
     
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    Thanks. To late to do anything now.

    I've watered it with fish fertilizer and a dose of iron. Tree seems to be greening back up. Maybe it just need a ton of water.
     
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    Looks like it has made a comeback after the dose of fish fertilizer / iron. Watering it more often also since it's in the middle of the south facing yard. Gets afternoon sun all day.

    It's a healthy shade of green now. Not as pale as before.
     
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