Asked August 18, 2018, 6:37 PM EDT
Hi, Master Gardner(s):
Last October (2017), we had a 10 gallon Katsura planted in our garden as part of a major landscape project.
It leafed out nicely early this year.
Now, the leaves don't look so good (though, they have not dropped en masse).
We live in concordia neighborhood, and as you know, it is a hot summer.
Early in July I started watering it 15-20 gallons/week via 5 gallon bucket, AND, it is on a drip irrigation.
In late July, I increased the drip by 50% (plus the 15-20 gpw via bucket).
The nearby paperbark maple (about 12ft away), which sees same light, shade, etc. is doing well (same drip and bucket support).
Nearby plants and shrubs are all doing well.
Am I over-reacting? Over watering? Underwatering?
Thank you for any insight you can offer!
Multnomah County Oregon