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Help with yellowing trachycarpus

Postby Marc in Tsawwassen » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:56 pm

Marc in Tsawwassen
 
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Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:38 pm
Climate Zone: 8b
I have some large trachycarpus fortunei and wangerianus which are yellowing to a degree.

I have heard that using a good quality slow-release fertilizer as well as run-of-the-mill Epsom salts a few times a year is a good strategy to reduce the yellowing.

And so....two questions:

1 - Most important question: Is it true that using slow-release fertilizer and Epsom salts will reduce yellowing?
2 - which months of the year should I apply them. I was thinking early April, July, and again in October.

Thanks!

Marc

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