Transplanting Holly Bushes - Knowledgebase Question

dallas, Te
Question by pebblesjetso
July 16, 2010
I transplanted some holly bushes July 9th. They have been watered everyday and dug up and transplanted per instructions. The bushes appear to be dying. What can I do to save them? HELP Please!


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Answer from NGA
July 16, 2010

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Daily watering is excessive and can suffocate the roots by driving out the oxygen so hold off on watering. Two deep soakings per week is about all your hollies will need, even it the heat and even with the transplant stress. Wilting leaves is a normal reaction to being transplanted and as soon the roots re-establish your hollies should perk up. Other than tapering off on the watering, there's not much you can do except wait for your hollies to settle in. Best wishes with your hollies.

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