So I recently got a few 3 gallon nursery stock kishu’s and they weren’t looking to great.
The plants had a yellowish coloration to most of the foliage, and a lot of the lower twigs were really shedding away quite a bit. I thought at first
Maybe it was mites causing the damage. Did the paper test and didn’t find anything. I thought maybe fungal, because of the die back that was happening, and still not sure in that one.
Lastly I thought, well , if it’s all over the tree maybe it a root issue?? I pulled one from its container earlier this afternoon …. It was stuck in there real good! The things are completely packed!! I dont even think I can see soil !!
It’s July , and I know you should never try to reduce the root system right now. So my question is, do I just wait and let the trees ride it out until next spring and repot then? Or could I tease out the roots without cutting them and just slip pot into a larger Container?
I’ll take a few pictures tomorrow in the morning so you can see what I’m talking about . A little too late tonight, but I just wanted to put it out there.
Thanks , and look forward to hearing your advice!!