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Many of the leaves on my pieris have turned brown. It looks really sad with no sign of new shoots or flowers. Any suggestions please?



You don't say where you live in the UK but if you have had a very hard winter this could be the cause. Very, very carefully scrape a tiny amount of the bark away with a finger nail and see if it is green underneath if it is then the shrub is still alive and could grow back; if it isn't then the shrub is probably dead - even then I would leave for a couple of months to see if it recovers.

26 Feb, 2010


Leave all suspected deaths until June before completely giving up on them. I once dug out a plant that I thought had died only to find lovely shoots just about to break throught the soil, but alas too late!!

26 Feb, 2010


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26 Feb, 2010


Welcome to GoY Judi, Have you any more photos for us to see. Good luck with your Pieris.

27 Feb, 2010


Thanks Pamd. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the pieris.

28 Feb, 2010

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