Hydrangea lower leaves yellow after planting
I planted 75 limelights this year in 3 batches (April, early May, late May). I'm seeing some yellowing of lower leaves in 10-15% of those that were planted in early and late May. The lower leaves turn a bright crayon yellow--very even all over the leaf, no veining, no spots, just a nice even banana yellow.
We have been watering the early and late May plantings heavily since planting, as soon as the plants showed signs of wilting. Now they're able to go 3-4 days b/t waterings. The ones planted in April aren't affected by the yellow leaves and only need watering about once every 2 weeks.
I'm thinking this is just a normal reaction to the stress of planting and that the plant will just grow out of it. But wanted to check and see if you've experienced this before. If it's planting stress related, I can't be the only one that's seen it...