Cedrus deodara

Niamh Hogan asked 13 years ago

Hi Gerry, I have a 36″ high specimen in a pot, I am developing it for its final position in the garden. It had lovely new growth all over it two weeks ago but now has turned a reddish brown colour and has started to drop needles. I scrapped back a small bit of bark about a foot down the main stem and it is green inside. I have fed it with a soloution of eracious liquid feed, is there any thing else I can do to help save it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Deodar cedar is quite tolerant of dry conditions but this plant simply dried out at the root and got a set-back. The plant food would make the problem worse.

 Water it well to wash out the feed and the best thing to do would be to plant it into the soil without delay and water it in.