Don’s Expert Answers: Tree is dying

Question From:
Ebony Storm in Wakool, wakool New South Wales

Nature of problem:
Tree is dying

Type of Plant (if known):
Rbina Mop Top

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
the lefts are turning yellow, and slowly dying off

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
sandy, clay

How often do you water the plant:
4 days a week

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

How long since you planted it:
5 weeks

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
yes, 25.11.16 with seasol

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:

Upload photo if available:

Other Comments:
I planted a Robina mop top tree about 3 months ago and noticed all the leaves were dying on it, so as per researched I cut it all back and hoping it will grow back, I had planted another mop tree about 5 weeks ago and its now doing the same. its in a pretty hot area of my backyard, its goos soil and well drained.

Hi Ebony, Please write down the name of the idiot who recommended pruning the tree back, and put it on the fridge with a note; “never trust this idiot”.
It is most likely that the poor plant died of lack of water. Even if you watered it with a hose, the plant may still be dry. Thev tree in the photo seems dead, but remove the end of the hose and turn the water on and plunge the hose into the soil for a couple of minutes. Do this many times around the tree until it is flooded. Good luck, Don