Loropetalum – Yellow leaves

Q: Our four loropetalum bushes seem to have something wrong. They stay wet where they are planted, especially with all the rain. Just planted last year.

A: Loropetalum is a tough shrub but, like a lot of woody plants, it does not like to have wet roots all the time. Soggy soil prevents roots from absorbing nutrients. The result is yellow leaves: exactly what you have.

Your best bet is to dig them up and replant after adding soil to this wet place. It will not be hard to dig them since they are so young.

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