This summer so far has been brutally dry and hot, and new plants especially
have a very hard time getting established under these circumstances.
You say you water your Lantanas every morning. For how long do you water
them? How big were the plants when you bought them, i.e. 1gl, 3gl or
bigger? How many emitters are on each plant? I assume one, but at how
many gallons per hour are the emitters set?
You could well be overwatering, but you could also just moisten the surface
every day and thus under watering. To survive and thrive, your plants'
roots need to be moistened completely and consistently, but not every day!
Water them deeply (to a depth of 12") and then let the soil dry out an inch
or so at the surface before you water again.
There is a very good publication available at our Extension Office downtown
and at all the other MG
satellite offices - and also at some nurseries in the area: LANDSCAPE
WATERING BY THE NUMBERS, put out by AMWUA.
This booklet would be very helpful for you in determining how much and how
often to water.
I don't think your Eucalyptus tree is to blame for the distress of your
Good luck, Patrick - and I hope you can save your plants!
Antje NWV MGvol.
On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 7:51 AM, <> wrote:
> Planted two gold, two firecracker Lantanas in Spring. Had a few blooms,
> but rarely any leaf growth. Set up on minimal drip in am daily. Now they
> appear totally fried. Moreover, Planted 10 small Lavender trailing Lantanas
> nearby. Those started out promising, blooming steadily till just recently.
> They now seem to be dying as well, especially the ones that are in full
> sun. I have a huge Eucalyptus tree on side of house, could that be the
> culprit? Or, could it be overwatering? I've varied with the watering, but
> getting nothing, just a slow demise. Is it possible for this plant to fry
> in the sun? Thanks for any suggestions.
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