Yellowed/browning leaves, stunted growth.

Question From: 
Raschelle in  Birdwoodton,  Mildura VIC


Nature of problem: 
Yellowed/browning leaves, stunted growth.


Type of Plant (if known): 
Red Robin Photinia


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
Plants look burnt, leaves yellow then turn dark brown.


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


How often do you water the plant:
One a week, half hour drippers


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
In full sun


What type of plant is it:


How long since you planted it:
1 year


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
3 weeks ago with thrive


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 

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Other Comments: 


Answer: Hi Raschelle, This is dead simple: it is either too much water or too little water. SO!  Dig several holes with a gardening trowel about 30 cm from some stems. If the soil is very wet apply some Yates Anti Rot right along the hedge line. If it is dry, water the area for about 10 minutes and dig again – if it remains dry 2mm under the soil apply some Seasol Super Soil Wetter, then water it daily until the soil begins to get wetter.  Good luck,  Don.