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Drooping leaves

drooping leaves

Drooping leaves may or may not indicate a problem. The older foliage on some evergreens such as southern magnolia droop in a dramatic fashion as the new set of leaves emerges (right photo); this is normal and nothing needs to be done.

Foliage on some trees droops in the middle of the day even when well watered. These plants can be moved to a more shaded location to reduce drooping. Foliage droops on some plants such as flowering dogwood when soil is dry. Add water to the soil in an efficient manner to prevent runoff.

Foliage on many trees shows few signs of wilting or drooping when soil is dry. Leaves simply senesce and fall off, or they turn brown and hang on if soil becomes dry enough. Some trees such as red maple appear to be drooping even when they are well watered (left photo)

drooping leaves