Drought destroyed pachysandra

NJKIDSeptember 23, 2005

I've lived at my present location for 36 years and my pachysandra has never succumbed to drought in all those years. I naively thought I could weather this drought (New Jersey)but after looking stressed for a few weeks, it threw in the towel and I have immense areas of brown stuff. Will it ever come back? Are there succulent roots hiding in the tangled mess of brown? Suggestions?

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dian57(M-H Valley NY-5)

My experience with pachysandra is that the brown areas will quickly fill in next season as the healthy plants spread. This really was a dry growing season, wasn't it?

    Bookmark   September 24, 2005 at 6:19AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I had the same experience a few years ago. It did come back, but not as quickly as I hoped. It took the entire next summer before it looked the way it had in previous years. Just be patient and be willing to water it.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2005 at 7:31PM
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