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Question: 596-3311
My Juniper is in a pot and starting to yellow. Can I plant it pot and all in the ground and can I get the color back? Mary, Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
You should plant it in the ground in fertile soil. Spread the roots out even if you have to cut them up on the outside of the ball. Do not put fertilizer in the hole. You can fertilize with a higher nitrogen formula in the fall. Check for mites by shaking the plant onto a white paper. Fold the paper and rub the paper to reveal any red spots. Spray for mites, if necessary. As sure as God made little green apples, your Juniper will return to color. Do not plant with the pot.

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Question: 799-3212
I planted some rug Juniper last year with wood mulch. This year the plants have turned yellow. What could her the problem? Mary, Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
Giving mulched plants too much water will cause yellowing. You can test for spider mites. Place a piece of white paper under the affected branch and shake it. Fold the paper in half and rub the sheets together. If you see red specks, your plant has the mites. There are many effective miticides to kill the red spiders. Fungal growth can be a result of too much wet mulch as well. Benomyl is the leading fungicide for evergreens. Follow directions on the labels.

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