I was given a strawberry tree, arbutus unedo, early in December. It has
seemed to be growing ok but new leaves keep coming and then start to
turn brown and gradually fall off. It is doesnt seem to be able to keep
its leaves. Is there something that it needs in the way of feed or
something else that I need to do
Strawberry plant requires steady schedule of watering.Any problem
regarding leaves shows water stress. You can have another option of
You can enjoy growing strawberries with easy manner with hydroponic
gardening.You need use of water, nutrient solutions and artificial
light; and you can grow hydroponic strawberries indoor using as much
space as a microwave requires.
Strawberry tree is Arbutus unedo (a small ericaceous tree), which has
fruits with a strawberry-like appearance, though it is possible another
species of Arbutus was intended.
Instructions on growing strawberries (Fragaria x ananassa) are not
New leaves browning and falling off can be a symptom of waterlogging, or
Is it planted somewhere well-drained? They are naturally plants of rocky
mediterranean places with very good drainage, and would probably hate
Drought can be problem if you plant a very pot-bound plant, and didn't
untangle the roots. This is because water can't penetrate the tangled
root bundle, and the roots can't escape to take water from the
surrounding soil. If the established leaves look a bit wilted, as well
as new leaves falling off, that might indicate drought.
Since my own seems indestructibly vigorous and problem free, and I've
never fed it, and I planted it on not very fertile stony soil, I don't
think feeding it is likely to be the answer. I did have to water it
when it was young in dry periods, before it had developed a deep root
system. I don't water it now.
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