Bringing Lena Scotch Broom back to life?

ryank817June 28, 2012

I picked up a Lena Scotch Broom at Lowe's the other day for a dollar as they're clearing out stock for the new season. It's barely clinging to life, but I think it can make it with some TLC. Any suggestions for how to make this plant come back around? We have all the Zone 8 full sun it could want, but I'm not sure what the best soil would be for it and what if any kind of fertilizer would help.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

When I pick up things like this and try to revive them I generally do this:
cut it back, plant in ground, keep well watered, use a liquid root stimulator with some of the waterings, do NOT fertilize - let it recover, mulch heavily but not right up to the stem.
Good luck.
Laurie in Mississippi

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 10:30AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Home soil testing kits
Are there any good ones out there?.
Retail Garden Center Dall./Ft.Worth area??
Hi all. I'm new to this area of the site and I hope...
Very hard pruning of big boxwoods?
I know this has been discussed before, but I just can't...
Rooting Lantana?
I've had success rooting many things, but not sure...
Price of Long Needle Pine Straw in Your Area?
Last week we had our annual pine straw mulch refresh....
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™