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Drought destroyed pachysandra

Posted by NJKID (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 23, 05 at 20:26

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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RE: Drought destroyed pachysandra

  • Posted by dian57 M-H Valley NY-5 (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 24, 05 at 6:19

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?

RE: Drought destroyed pachysandra

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.

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