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Question: 935-1913
We have some red tips that will not grow in a certain spot in our garden. We have tried other plants in that same place without too much luck. It is very dry here in Arkansas. Should I have the soil tested? Diane

Mort's Answer:
You will need to amend the soil anyway. Adding composted material like manure, grass clippings and peaty soil will give the soil body to hold moisture. I would get a test to determine, if something was dumped there years ago. In all probability it is just a drier area. Photinia serrulata has the red foliage in spring for a month and grows to 40 feet. P.glabra makes a beautiful hedge and grows to about 8-10 feet with the same red tips. Both have white flowers and red berries and are hardy in zone 7.

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