Mallow tree few small or no flowers

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  • #731
    mehrnazMehrnaz
    Greenhorn

    My tree Mallow which I planted last year in semi-shade has had only a few small flowers and now has stopped flowering atogether in August, despite fertile soils, feeding with potash, plenty of watering and warm weather. Disappointing! Any reasons why?

    #732
    bertybertbertybert
    Greenhorn

    I understand you’d be disappointed! I can see two reasons from what you share:

    • still a bit young? After all, in the first year after planting, the shrub is going to focus on roots and spreading out. Depending on how it was grown in a nursery or pulled out and sold bare roots, it either lost much of its roots upon transplanting or had it easy with constant watering and moisture if started in a container… planting in the ground means catching up with harsh reality!
    • too much shade? Nearby, neighbors have a hedge of mallows and part of it is covered by a massive cherry tree. The portion that often under the shade doesn’t have as many flowers. Maybe the shade-bearing tree can be thinned out somewhat, to let more light through?

    That was my own two cents… good job feeding it so well, though!

    #733
    greensoulgreensoul
    Greenhorn

    Might be overwatering? Ideally water only when the soil is dry. How’s drainage? This plant likes to be in a well-drained soil.

    I would feel the same if I were you especially when everything seems to be good. 😉

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