The Q&A Archives: Transplant-Shocked Rose?

Question: I recently transplanted a year-old rose bush to a better location. A week later all of its leaves are yellow. Do you think it will bounce back and should I do anything to help it?

Answer: The shock of root loss due to transplanting can be severe for any plant. Since you've transplanted it in early spring, I am betting that it will recover. (This is the best time to move a rose.) I would suggest you prune it back by 1/2 and make sure the soil is kept moist but not soggy. The rose should bounce back and be off to a good start by March or April.

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