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Old 11-26-2014, 07:50 PM
 
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Hi we just bought a house and have great landscaping and the seller told us we were all set with the drip system on timer and then after a month of being here I wondered why the shrubs were dying underneath and my neighbor came over and said drip system wasn't even set. So he fixed it but tonight I saw that the one purple tree has no drip line to it and leaves all very dry. After everything seller did to us I am afraid the plant could die or are there some that don't need water? It's a dark purple leaved tree
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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It's probably a purple leaf plum (ornamental, not fruit tree.) Nice small trees... Get out your garden hose and water it thoroughly, deeply. It's not a desert tree that doesn't require watering. Depending on how large and established it is, once every other week should be more than enough in the winter; summertime will require more frequent watering (weekly.) Good luck.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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OP. Study this water guide/site for all the answers to your watering questions for AZ desert areas.
Landscape Watering Guide - Water Use It Wisely
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