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Angel Trumpet Plant What is killing my Angel Trumpet? I'm in Los Angeles. See picture of it on 12/13/13 at http://goo.gl/R0wJdD

I live 2.5 miles from the ocean. The plant is in part shade. I've tried numerous pest control products with no luck. The plant is about 20 years old and a gardener (aka grass cutter) destroyed it when it was less than 2 years old and I haven't been able to revive it. Since it's blooming today I don't think the problem is lack of fertilizer. It normally only blooms in July and August each year.

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I was thinking there might be an issue with the roots, because there seems to be a major root system right there that might be crowding it out. I found a web page that has some decent information. It mentions yellowing of the leaves can actually be caused by over fertilization, so it might be to much nitrogen in the soil. Here's the link for a bit more info. http://www.trumpetflowers.com/plant-pathology/brugmansia-leaf-problems-and-solutions.htm

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Briando
Very good link. You may have something
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Thanks for the link. It looks like this site has a wealth of information.
I never thought about the roots from the vines being a problem. I will have my gardener remove those. I've been using Miracle Grow liquid fertilizer along with rose and flower fertilizer granules. I read where the fertilizer granules acted too slow to benefit the blooming so I started using the Miracle Grow every two weeks instead. Maybe I need to back off of all fertilizer for a while to see if that solves part of the problem.
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Thank you and you're welcome.
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Try a pesticide. Aphids are very small and difficult to see. Get a magnifying glass. Cut off a few leaves and examine the undersides.
https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=740&q=aphid+damage&oq=aphid&gs_l=img.1.6.0l10.1735.4974.0.12830.5.5.0.0.0.0.151.445.4j1.5.0....0...1ac.1.32.img..0.5.442.39FKMSwLD58

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I've tried Bayer Advanced Granules, Once and Done, Snail, Slug, and Pest granules, liquid Sevin, and Malathion. Is there something better than what I've used?.

I originally saw aphids, and mites but since I started using various pest control products, I haven't seen them reappear but something obviously is still eating the leaves and causing them to turn yellow and wither.
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I live on the opposite coast, and post Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent flooding, my neighborhood lost much shrubbery and damage to young trees due to the salt water sea surge. Has anything like that happened near you?
You can always snip a branch off, and get to a reputable botanist.
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Actually deckard gave you a great link. That website has tons of info on brugmansia. If you really do some reading over there, you might find out what's wrong. Also, that website has a comment section, where you can ask the grower directly, or even email them.
I have visited her place before, and she grows lovely brugmansia!

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Thanks for the response. I'm reading the information on that site and hope to find the problem.
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Thanks :)
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