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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:03 am

Ihave a podocarpus that did well all spring summer.. have it outside full sun.. the last week or so some of the needles are turning  brown  falling off.. it is a small one  12 in.  high.. it has been in the same place all year..  again i ask  what is its problem????  thanks  john


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Post  Jaybirds on Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:27 am

Have you looked for any critters?  My Podocarpus always get one kind of pest or another.  If you see any sign of an unwanted pest, take the tree out of the full sun, spray it with an insecticide and let it rest in the shade for a week or so.  That's what has worked for me in the past.  Good luck.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:15 pm

Jaybirds wrote:Have you looked for any critters?  My Podocarpus always get one kind of pest or another.  If you see any sign of an unwanted pest, take the tree out of the full sun, spray it with an insecticide and let it rest in the shade for a week or so.  That's what has worked for me in the past.  Good luck.

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Odd. Neither of my Podocarpus ever get any kind of pest, and I've had them for 10-15 years.

John, have you fertilized or repotted recently?

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:39 pm

Thank you Jane,, Jim,, I see no sign of insects on the tree.. Jim i use licquid fer. on it and the ficus,, I spray them about 1 time a week after the sun gets off them.. that is all i have done.. thank you both john

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:02 pm

I spray them about 1 time a week after the sun gets off them.

Why? With what? Don't spray unless you have an infestation of something.

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:08 pm

Jim,, Sorry I ment i use liquid fertilise on my tropical trees about 1 time a week..hope this helps to clairfy things.. take care john

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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:59 pm

Leaves are still turning brown.. not that bad but still I really do not like it!! thanks john

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:53 pm

moyogijohn wrote:Leaves are still turning brown.. not that bad but still I really do not  like  it!!   thanks  john

You know what we're gonna say, John.

"We need to see a picture." Even a (shudder) camera phone picture would probably do.

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Post  Leo Schordje on Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:52 pm

Check the roots - slip it out of its pot and see if there is anything going on that needs to be addressed. Too wet and rot may have set in. That can cause leaf drop. Too dry is another problem. If there are not enough roots to hold the soil ball together when you slip it out is a sign it was either over potted or that root rot has set it. Repot it if necessary. Protect from hard freezes over the winter if you do repot it.


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Podocarpus with pictures.....finally!!!!

Post  moyogijohn on Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:19 am




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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:36 am

Thank you Leo,,for your information.. my daughter came and put pics on for me!!!!! I may as well check the roots I guess without distrubeing them too much...thanks john

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:13 pm

I think the roots will turn out to be fine. Looks to me like just one spot on the tree is affected. You may find that the branch that supports those leaves has been damaged in some manner.

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:41 pm

Thank you Jim,, The roots seem to be ok last night.. I eased it out of the pot,,changed the soil and repotted.. today i will check those branches.. hope all your trees are ok and you are doing better.. take care john

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Post  jamesregin on Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:21 pm

I'm sorry to say this but  i think your tree is already a goner. From my experience with podocarpus when the foliage loses it's lustre,  especially on the whole tree, there's not much you can do to save it. I hope I'm wrong and your tree makes it and thrives.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:13 pm

Have to disagree. Tree looks fine to me except for that one cluster of leaves.


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