Forest Pansy Redbud

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  1. Pam4114

    Pam4114 New Member

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    Roberts Creek,BC
    Hi last summer we put down landscape fabric and mulch around the forest pansy and it started dying back. At the nursery they thought it wasn’t verticillium wilt.
    The branches are still bare but it’s truing to grow from the bottom
    Should I cut off the 2 new branches at the bottom. Prune it all back 1/3? Cut it down and let it come up from the bottom ?

    I also lost a Rhodo last summer from the drought. It’s leaves are brown. Will it recover? I’m in Roberts Creek,BC
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Sounds like some significant dying back in both instances. The rhodo sounds gone, if all the leaves are brown. You can check to see if there's any green within the previous year's wood (and do the same for the redbud), but it doesn't sound positive.

    I wouldn't cut off anything living at this point.

    Do you have any photos?

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