Need Help with Pink Elf Dwarf Hydrangea

mulchwoman(metuchen,nj)June 21, 2005


A week ago Monday I planted a "Pink Elf" dwarf hydrangea. The plant was in beautiful shape. I followed the detailed planting instructions, being sure to water in as told and following up with watering every other day or so. I notice today that one section of the plant (not the whole thing) has some droopy leaves. Should I water again. I am somewhat afraid of overwatering. The location is such that there is competition for water from adjacent tree roots. I have been using the Nikko blue hydrangea next to it as an indicator--when the Nikko leaves begin to look a little droopy I water. The pink one is a new planting however, the blue was planted in March. I don't want to "kill with kindness".

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



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Loretta NJ Z6

In this weather, I doubt it's from overwatering. Is the plant sitting on hardpan or clay? How is your drainage? Did you check to see if the branch wasn't damaged? Check and make sure the branch wasn't snapped by an animal or during planting.
Is there any discolorations visible on leaves or stems indicating an infection? Otherwise, check the roots for rot if the wilt spreads.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 9:41AM
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