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Silver Birch Jacquemontii

Last post 18-07-2017 7:34 AM by poppikin. 4 replies.

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  • 16/07/2017 03:54 AM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
    • 06 Apr 2009
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    The leaves on my magnificent Silver Birch Jacquemontii have all gone brown. Can anyone help please? poppikin

  • 16/07/2017 06:34 AM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
    • 27 May 2008
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     Probably caused by the dry weather and the heat won't have helped either. Have they driopped off or are they still stuck to the tree? How old is it? Is it in a pot or the ground?

    Picture would help.

    I would do a rain dance, hope for some wet weather and keep fingers crossed for signs of growth next spring.

  • 16/07/2017 07:35 AM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
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    Thanks Nigel.

    It's about 20 years old and always been in the ground. It was originally selected by the RHS Adviser who who planned my garden and he did a planting schedule. It was chosen for being particularly suitable here on the chalky North Downs. This is why I thought at first that it couldn't be the dry weather. I do think you are right and I have been throwing buckets of water over it and hosed it down as well. The leaves are still stuck on.

    I thought we couldn't do pictures on here now?

    poppikin

  • 17/07/2017 06:46 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Agree with Nigel, most likely suffering a bit of drought and the hot weather. Blackstart

  • 18/07/2017 07:34 AM
    • poppikin
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    Thanks both. Would Nigel please say if there is any significance about the leaves still stuck on? poppikin