Don’s Expert Answers: Poinciana has not produced leaves this year

Question From:
Colleen in Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores New South Wales

Nature of problem:
Poinciana has not produced leaves this year

Type of Plant (if known):
Poinciana tree

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
No leaves at all

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
Clay with some loam on top

How often do you water the plant:
Once or twice a week if no rain

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
All day

How long since you planted it:
4 years

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
In the ground

What other treatments have you given the plant:
Mulched with sugarcane mulch

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Other Comments:
It has been very healthy. Dropped its leaves for the first time this year. Its now Nov & there is no sign of leaf regrowth

Hi Colleen, I am not sure what is wrong. Maybe put a sprinkler on it for 45 minutes each day for a week and see what happens. I fear that it may already be dead. Don