sad Marion Berry plant
My Marion berry plant doesn't seem to be doing well: some of last year's post-pruning growth has died and most the the leaves don't look very healthy. It's 6 years old, and it has always done very well for us. Do Marion berries have off years? I have not fertilized it. Thanks for your help. Brian
Benton County Oregon
Thank you for your question. Berries do not have “off years,” but gardeners do! First, I’d suggest you read the following publication (yours are ‘trailing’):https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/downloads/p5547r570 Unfortunately, I cannot see details on the leaves well enough to opine whether your plant has a leaf disease, but the coloration may be an indication of a nutrient deficiency perhaps caused by incorrect pH. Since the Extension offices are closed to the public, we cannot examine them. You might want to send a soil sample to one of the llabs listed in the following publication, and get their recommendations for amending the soil: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em8677 And, you can send cane and leaf samples to the OSU Plant Clinic: https://bpp.oregonstate.edu/plant-clinic Hope this is helpful!