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bottlebrush transplant shock

Posted by ann_in_houston z9 Houston (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 20, 11 at 22:19

We had to dig up a dwarf bottlebrush that turned out to have a really deep root system. Hubby had to cut a large root but it couldn't be helped. We moved it into a whiskey barrell with bagged tree and shrub dirt. Right away, the leaves started crinkling up. Is it dying or just shocked?
I know they are drought tolerant but is this a special situation? The dirt had plant food. Does that sound wrong for a bottlebrush?
What can I do for this shrub?


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RE: bottlebrush transplant shock

I can't say for sure, but I'd say just wait and watch. Cut off the shriveled up stuff. Can you provide some shade for it until it recovers?

I moved a fall blooming aster 2 weeks ago. It moved with most its roots in place but it looked pitiful. I thought I'd killed it. :(
I finally placed a small patio table over it to shade it from the sun. Its perked up. I think its going to make it.


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